Collection # DRT-240.7-001
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business
Association Memorial Ceremony May
Main Entry: Development Office
Volume: 1 Printed Brochure, 1 Video
Vietnam Veterans Business Association was formed in the 1980s to promote
patriotism and the interests and image of Vietnam era veterans. Beginning
in 1987, the AVVBA each year constructs and dedicates a memorial to a Vietnam
veteran from the Atlanta area who died in action in Southeast Asia.
AVVBA Memorial Dedication ceremony was conducted on May 21, 1997 at Woodward
Academy to honor US Army Major Joseph A. Bishop. Major Bishop was
a 1953 graduate of Georgia Military Academy and graduated from the US Military
Academy in 1957. He lost his life on 19 September 1968 in a military
aircraft crash in Vietnam while serving as a combat engineer officer in
I Field Force. He was posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze
Star, and Air Medal.
Scope and Content:
consists of one eight-page printed brochure ( 8.5”x11”) and one 15:30 minute
VHS video tape. The brochure, 1997 AVVBA Memorial Ceremony, recounts
with pictures and text the dedication of a Vietnam memorial at Woodward,
and includes the Robert W. Woodruff Band, Color Guard, and student body.
Entitled the Memorial Presentation Video, the tape recounts the history
of a few of the previous AVVBA memorial dedications and the Woodward dedication
in an abridged form, set to music only.
Buildings and Grounds- 190.2