In July of 2004 a group of 7 men saw a need for a Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America in Soddy-Daisy, TN.  After some planning and recruiting we earned our charter in October of the same year.  We now have over 100 members and over 75% hold life membership cards.  We are growing slowly and we try to stay with a family atmosphere.​

Our Chapter does a lot of community volunteer work and we work hand in hand with our city leaders.
  • We visit the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro six (6) times a year.  We feed them pizza, take them articles that the VA doesn't provide, and have enjoyable conversations.
  • Chapter 942 facilitates a program that loan wheelchairs and other ambulatory articles that a member of our community might need for a short period of time.
  • We award three (3) $1,000.00 Scholarships to our local high schools each year.  One (1) to each school.
  • We strive to help Veterans with their claims and receiving benefits from the VA Center.
  • We are involved with numerous community activities throughout the year.
    • Host the Annual 4th of July Celebration in Soddy-Daisy
    • Host the Annual "Punkin" Festival and 5k run in the fall
    • Deeply involved in the Soddy-Daisy Christmas Parade
We are a working Chapter that really enjoys helping others

About Us

Officers and Executive Board


Robert Cothran
​(423) 718-1738

Vice President

Wayne Mailliard
​(423) 505-7221


Jim Luck
​(423) 488-7052


Don Phillips
​(423) 505-7733

Executive Board

Doyle Penney

Jim Penny

Glen Maples

Paymond Kerns

​Bob Sanders