Colorado State News

Dreiling Estate fund

On March 12, 2022, each Chapter president from The Colorado State Council received the Dreiling Estate fund for the current fiscal year:
L to R: Thomas Dowell (President 1075); Stan Paprocki (President 1071);
Lee White (President 1106); and David Ramey (State Council Treasurer).

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30-year award Presentation

On September 11, 2021 The Colorado State Council was presented a 30-year award by Dick Southern, District 9 Regional Director.

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VVA State Council Donation

The VVA State Council has voted unanimously to donate $2,000.00 to the Honor Bell Foundation. VVA State Board member Larry Peterson (VVA 1075) and Ben Wolfe (VVA 1106) are new Honor Belladiers for the Honor Bell Foundation.


The Honor Bell tolls free of charge at veteran funeral and memorial services, helping to recognize the service and sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform. Their families, comrades, and community appreciate the recognition that Bell Honors brings to their loved ones.


Please visit their website:

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July 18, 2019 - National Conference meeting

The Colorado State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America was recently awarded the “State Council of the Year” by VVA National. The award was presented at the VVA’s 19th National Convention in Spokane WA on July 18, 2019. From left to right, Stan Paprocki, current State Council President, and Lee White, Immediate Past President of the State Council.