Our thoughts are with everyone affected by hurricane Irma especially those in the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.
The whole state of Florida has been declared a Major Disaster area.
Those needing assistance please contact FEMA.
This is a great website to apply for assistance, especially for those hardest hit.
You can apply for lender forbearance which will grant you 3 MONTHS OF NO MORTGAGE PAYMENTS with the 3 months being added to the backend of your loan. Check the map and website by clicking the FEMA link above.
The SAMVOUSA head office which recently moved to Florida has no current phone service or internet.
Cell service is up but unstable and erratic for both voice calls and data.
We ask members to please reach out to others and check on their well being and if possible provide assistance.
Thank you from all at SAMVOUSA and SAMVOINT.
Vice Chairman SAMVOINT
Wishing all our veterans and their families and safe and relaxing Labour Day Weekend.
Boshoed day is on the 26th August
This day in 1966 – 51 years ago, was the recognised start of the South African Border War, which lasted 23 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 2 days.
Please remember the 2,280 members of the SADF that gave their lives in service of their country during this period. Of these 776 were killed in action.
Wear something SADF related on the day.
Can be anything from your boshoed, beret, SAMVOINT badge, Balkie, etc.
Take a selfie and share/post photos on either Facebook or email to SAMVOUSA to share on the SAMVOUSA/SAMVOINT website.
Create awareness of our veterans and especially to honour those who made the supreme sacrifice.
Lest we Forget
Happy 4th July to all our veterans.
For all at SAMVOUSA and SAMVOINT.
Memorial Day ……
we will remember them.
Their ideal is our legacy – Their sacrifice our inspiration
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
Modern War magazine #27 includes an interview by Joseph Miranda with SADF veteran Granger Korff.
Granger discusses his experiences as a South African paratrooper in South West Africa and Angola as well as Operation Protea.
There is also a review of his book “19 with a Bullet.”
Modern War is available in Barnes & Noble in the magazine section.
Copies can be also be obtained by contacting the publisher at:
Thank you for your service to all USA Veterans and our South African Veterans.
The young South African men who were conscripted straight out of high school and fought in the Border War.
TO ALL VETERANS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
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, Boer War
, Border War
, Korean War
, SA Navy
, South Africa
, World War 1
, World War 2
, Zulu War
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