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Amvets Announces Summer Sweepstakes Winners!

LANHAM, Md., Aug. 15, 2012—AMVETS leaders this week congratulated AMVETS 2012 Summer Sweepstakes grand prize winner Normand Bouchard. AMVETS National Commander Gary L. Fry personally called Bouchard to congratulate him on winning the $10,000 sweepstakes grand prize.

AMVETS selected the 10 lucky sweepstakes winners from approximately 120,000 entries from around the country for prizes ranging from $100 to the $10,000 grand prize. The drawing took place Friday, Aug. 14, at the AMVETS National Convention in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Proceeds from the sweepstakes will help support AMVETS’ continuing mission to deliver quality of life programs for veterans and their families. Be sure to look for the next AMVETS Sweepstakes entry form in the mail in January 2013.

2012 Summer Sweepstakes winners:

$10,000 – Normand Bouchard, Lisbon, Maine

$5,000 – C. Jean Jones, Tonasket, Wash.

$2,500 – Carol Jarkowski, St. Augustine, Fla.

$1,000 – Helen Peterson, Tucson, Ariz.

$500 – Floyd Nash, Dolan Springs, Ariz.

$250 – Debra Pierson, Fairfield, Ohio

$100 – Manuel Santos, Ludlow, Mass.

$100 – Chris Stewart, Fort Wayne, Ind.

$100 – Bonnie Dennis, Berwick, Pa.

$100 – Roger Wilson, Athens, Tenn.


A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. To learn more visit

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