Michael F. Milne, 63, former National
Executive Director and National Commander of the Veterans of the
Vietnam War, Inc. passed away at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home in
Wilkes-Barre, PA on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Mike is survived by
his wife Debbie and children.
Michael was one of the founding members of the
organization back in 1987 and served as a Veteran Service Officer. He
testified before Congress about Agent Orange and its effects and was
featured in Life magazine about the disabilities he experienced due to
his exposure. He traveled to Vietnam to work with former
Congressman Billy Hendon on the POW/MIA issue. His retirement to
Commander Emeritus several years ago was due to his poor health.
A friend best summed up Mike's devotion to
Veterans by saying, "I bet you Mike is currently in heaven fighting
with God for better Veterans' Benefits."
Michael will be sadly missed by the
organization, Veterans and friends throughout the country.