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Counterparts (Tuong Huu Dong Nam A) is a veteran's association of advisors and their associates who served with allied forces in Southeast Asia during the Second Indochina War. Established in 1987, this international society consists principally of former military advisors in Vietnam, but it is also open to foreign nationals and civilians who served similar roles. It is a tenet of this unique organization that the advisorial relationship was mutual, the exchange reciprocal, and that sterling qualities were not exclusive to any particular element. Members seek continuing fraternity, aid to emigres and refugees, historical accuracy on the war, and socio-political observation of Asian changes.
Applicants must describe their service, affirm their honorable status, and provide some documentary proof of elgibility (DD-214, Orders, etc.). Counterparts publishes a quarterly newsletter, entitled the SITREP, and conducts an annual convention during Tet. Plans exist to preserve archival materials, to compile an anthology of member experiences and reflections, and to promote regional activities. Annual Membership fees are nominal at $45.00 (US) per year, and coincident with the lunar year. A one-time initiation fee of $10.00 (US) is charged all new members to finance their membership tokens. Life membership, equal to ten years pre-paid dues (currently $450.00 US), may be incremented over any single year by prior arrangement with the Adjutant. fund raising raffles or auctions are periodically conducted, and donations are accepted. Friends and relatives may select associate status to support the objectives of this organization.
Counterparts is structured on a not for profit basis, and all officers are volunteer. It is a member organization of the National Vietnam Veterans Coalition and is affiliated with the Montagnard DEGA Association and the Vietnamese Veterans Federation. Counterparts is not Congressionally chartered and cannot represent veterans in litigation or claims. Counterparts is non-partisan and may not issue endorsements, but individual members are encouraged to act conscientiously and responsibly.
Completed applications with the required supporting documentation should be sent to John Haseman, Membership Officer, ATTN: C/THDNA, 555 W Saddle Dr, Grand Junction, CO USA 81507. John's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about Counterparts, please do not hesitate to contact one of our officers or designated staff members by e-mail.
If you would like to submit a membership application to us, you may request an application form from John Haseman, Membership Officer at C/THDNA, 555 W Saddle Dr, Grand Junction, CO USA 81507, or go to our on-line application. The on-line application may be printed out and mailed to the Membership Chairman, or submitted electronically. In either case, you must mail your documentary evidence to the Membership Chairman at the address shown above for verification.