HISTORY OF THE VOVMC

The VETERANS OF VIETNAM MC was conceived and founded in late 2001 by two Veterans in Springfield, Missouri who had served their country, and wanted to ride together in brotherhood to support and assist each other, Vietnam era Veterans, Veterans wifes, Veterans families and dependents, and also other members of the Veterans community.  The club was briefly called a veterans association.

Following motorcycle club protocols, the founders met with some senior clubs in some areas of the USA and received approval to wear the patch MadJack had designed - A Veterans of Vietnam  top rocker, a rounded version of the Vietnam Service Ribbon as a center patch with the dates of 1959 and 1975 added and a map of Vietnam, an MC patch, and Missouri as a bottom rocker.In a very short time however, the bottom Rocker was replaced with Nomad, America and Support to help the club grow.

The Bylaws and patch were all drawn up and designed by MadJack and approved by the only other Founding Member Lowdown. One of the Founding Members then applied for legal rights to the colors and as a not-for-profit veterans MC in Missouri and then chapters grew.  In line with their motto of "Vets Helping Vets", they applied for, and were granted an IRS 501c(19) federal tax exempt status.

In the more than nine years since the club was founded, it has grown to include members, chapters, all over the U.S., In 2005, the first International chapter was formed, comprised of Vietnam Era Veterans living in Thailand based in the City of Rayong and chartered by Life Member MadJack and Chappie the International Chaplain. In 2006, MadJack requested one last change and it was granted. An In Memory Patch on the rear bottom for Brothers gone but not forgotten as we are a dying breed of Veteran was added to the colors he designed.

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In 2006, the only other Founding Member, Lowdown left to join a larger M/C. Another International Vietnam Veterans M/C. We would like to thank Lowdown for his early service to the club and Friendship.

In the summer of 2011, MadJack the other Founder and Life member, retired due to Illness. Today the VoVMC marches on...

 

JUST MY THOUGHTS.. I have given this a lot of thought lately and I would like to share some of these thoughts with you so you can decide... If a man sat down and had as his vision, his idea of what he wanted his creation to be like, to look like, and what he wanted it to stand for. What he wanted people to think about it when he was gone...and the creation was just a memory on paper. And so he sat down with his ideas, not just ideas but ideals, what was his personal code, what was his honor about, what had he sacrificed and what had he gained from his experiences in the war. How he would put those things down on paper and make them mean something special.

 

And he thought..I want this creation to be special...I would rather have 20 good Brothers with me than 100 guys that were just joiners, or really couldn't be trusted to get your back when the shit went down. And his ideas and ideals began to catch on...and the club that had started with just a couple began to grow. A little bigger each year...vets that had never wanted to join or who had joined other clubs but weren't happy there began to call. This club stood for Brotherhood and for Honor and for helping those vets that needed a Brother that they could count on and depend on and share their lives with. The club didn’t care what job you had done in the military or as a civilian only that a man was not a child molester or rapist a man with honor. Then the man who started it all got ill and for the love of his creation he handed over his club to Brothers that he trusted to carry on in his absence....he knew that they would not betray him..that they could be trusted with his creation after all they were supposed to think and believe like he did..they had the same personal code...the same Honor that he did...he could recover in good faith and grow strong and healthy again. And at first all was well...just as it should be but then the new then men began to think..we have the power now..we have the authority....this is nice. We didn't create this club…and we didn’t really promise that we would not fuck our Brother…so now we want it different. We want men to look at us like they look at the creator. If we can't make them do it with Laws, then we will spread lies...little ones at first and then bigger and bigger until men began to believe them. One by one men began to turn their back on the creator...or to tell more lies about him so that they would look and feel more important. And then when they all got together...they could act like this whole idea was theirs. And now they all turned their back on him...men who started with them believed their lies...because they did not want to invest their time fighting for what was right because it is was easier going along with honorable-less people. They thought...they have to be telling me the truth...I could never act this way if it were really true...and the disease spread and spread.

 

Now a few saw the truth and went to the Creator..and a few more saw through the lies and looked for a way to join him. Some even said..why if he created this...would we want to follow anyone else's ideas..we want to follow what the original creator saw and felt and understood. Then sadly after many battles the creator said..I have had enough..I am tired of fighting, I am tired of hoping that all will see the truth…I am old and tired and I have had enough…. and he left..sadly he left and passed on his visions to the few so that maybe they would continue his fight..........so until the next time...take good care of yourself and those around you.......... THE NEW PICTURE IS FOR SOME VERY SPECIAL "FRIENDS" OF OURS...I HOPE THEY GET IT! By Brother Doc...A True Brother to All..THEN AND NOW..

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