Vietnam Veterans Association
1965 - 1970
2nd Battalion 7th Marines
Golf Company
1st Marine Division
Gunny Howard's Helping Hat
On October 6, 2017 a check was sent to East Montgomery County Fire Department

Jim Maedgen's (67-68) wife, Nanette, had three of her relatives who participated in the hurricane Harvey rescue in east Texas. They are Logan Verret, nephew, Matt Arceneaux, married to Nanette's niece, and Owen Melancon, great nephew. They were all part of the "Cajun Navy" that responded to help Houston area residents and worked with the East Montgomery County Fire Department of New Caney, Texas. In four days they assisted this fire department in rescuing over eight-hundred people from their flooded homes. The "Gunny Howard's Helping Hat" project's funds of $1,020 were sent to East Montgomery County Fire Department.



Gunny Howard had suggested that Golf 2-7 V V A pass the hat and then make a donation to a hurricane Harvey recovery relief fund on behalf of our membership and their families.

Please make sure your donation is in the mail no later than September 29, 2017. I will identify an organization and make the company's donation on October 6th.