Next year our annual reunion will be in Washington DC, Spring of 2024 (Dates to be determined).
It is important that we preserve our heritage so that our stories continue to be told. The NDQSA is the only Air Defense Artillery Vietnam Veterans Association recognized by the Air Defense Artillery Association (ADAA) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. As such, you may have noted our web site umbrella is now under the ADAA network. This transition will facilitate the preservation of our history when we are not able to do so ourselves.
Thank you and may God Bless you all.
Sincerely, Dave McCray
Washington, DC 2024 Reunion — Update
As of August 30, 2023
We have asked the hotel for a preferred date from Wednesday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 26th, 2024. If those dates are unavailable our alternate dates are Wednesday, May 29th – Sunday, June 2nd. Hopefully these dates get us out of the summer heat and will encourage a great attendance.
Besides our annual banquet and party, we are planning trips to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “THE WALL” and the new Army Museum at Fort Belvoir.
You will be kept posted in our newsletters, on the website NDQSA.COM, and by emails
Photo: L-R Barry Willever, Richard Burmood, Ray Villanueva, Bruce Geiger, Rick Liebendorfer together at the Wall after the wreath laying ceremony with the NDQSA wreath.
Photo: Diane Carlson Evans welcoming all the Vietnam Veterans home during her Vietnam Woman’s Memorial tribute speech..
Members of NDQSA attended the Annual Veterans Day Observance at the Wall, Washington D.C., November 11, 2023, and participated in the wreath laying ceremony. This year’s theme was the Thirtieth Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Diane Carlson Evans, Founder & President Emeritus of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation was the keynote speaker. Diane was a former Captain in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps who served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.
Annual Veterans Day Observance 2024 theme will be the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the three soldiers statue
Annual Veterans Day Observance 2025 theme will be the 50th anniversary of the end of the war with a focus on the Names on the Wall and their sacrifice.
Luke Clark, Jackie Carver, Richard Russell, Pat McLaughlin, David McCray and David Vaillancour, all members of NDQSA, traveled to Fort Sill to place a wreath on Veterans Day 2023. This monument is within Centennial Park at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and is a lasting reminder of the courage, dedication and sacrifice of those 212 Duster, Quad, Searchlight, and Hawk men who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and our freedoms in Vietnam 1965-1972.
The secretary’s corner of the NDQSA website is committed to keeping members informed about the business of the association and the board activities that manage those functions.
The NDQSA Board of Directors meet several times a year, usually via telephone conference calls. Official minutes of these proceedings are maintained by the secretary IAW the bylaws. These Members Reports capture and condense the most relevant information. In the past this only happened in the newsletters but sometimes there have been space limitations. The website affords another opportunity to keep the NDQSA membership informed about the business of the association.
The NDQSA bylaws dictate that the annual meeting of the membership of the Association shall be held at least once each calendar year at a time and place designated by the board of directors. The minutes from those annual business meetings are posted here for all NDQSA members to review.
The 2023 NDQSA annual business meeting was held on Saturday July 1, 2023 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside, Independence, Ohio