VVA Chapter 240  
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Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 240
of Sumner County, Tennessee

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 240 was Chartered on November 24, 1986 as a 501(c)19 service organization to support veterans and veteran’s families in Sumner County, Tennessee.


Chapter 240 also maintains the Vietnam Veterans of Sumner County Foundation, a 501(c)3 Foundation, to accept donations and conduct fundraising to support the efforts of the Chapter.


Your New Officers

The results are in. Your new Officers elected for a two year term are:

President: Joe Pehm
1st Vice President: David Peterson
2nd Vice President: Jerry Carmack
Secretary: Joe Roberts
Treasurer: Bob Bentrem
Sgt. at Arms: Fred See
Chaplain: Willie Wright
State Delegate: Jerry Spence
Alternate State Delegate: Jim Flockencier

At Large Members Board of Directors:
Lou Froelich
Jim O'Dell
Dorothy Barry
Jim Flockencier

Nominating Committee
Jim O'Dell
Don Floyd
Willie Vargas

Congratulations to all!

It has been an honor to serve you.






Monthly Meetings


Chapter 240 holds its monthly meeting on the first (1st) Monday of each month at 7PM at VFW Post # 9851, at 73 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee.  At 6PM, a dinner is served by Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America. 



Through the years, Chapter 240 has continued to assist Sumner County veterans and the families of veterans with:



Fishing Tournament - September


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Golf Tournament - May


Click HERE for Registration


Veteran’s Help Program


Helping veterans and veterans families with emergency help with living and medical assistance.


Scholarship Program


Awarded to children of area veterans for assistance toward continuing their education. 


Food Program


Chapter 240 works with Vietnam Veterans Food Program to support the Hendersonville Food Bank to serve disadvantaged veterans and their families with weekly, or bi-weekly, food assistance. For information contact: Bob Bentrem, 615-824-9851.


Operation Santa Claus


Provide gifts, clothes and more to the children of disadvantaged and deployed Sumner County veterans at Christmas.  The Chapter also provides food boxes to the families of the children.


Sumner County Veterans Park


Chapter 240 is proud to design and maintain the Sumner County Veterans Park (on property behind the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 Belvedere, Gallatin, Tn) This Park memorializes the men and women (WWI through Iraq) with their names engraved on a tiered memorial.  Additionally, the Park features a Wall of Honor where veterans may have an engraved brick honoring their service to our country.

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