Liberian American Veterans Association

Liberian American Veterans Association

LAVA is comprised of past and current US servicemen and women of Liberian descent from all branches of the US military.



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Bill Zarwolo posted a status
"Thank you all for your constant support and lets keep praying for our country. Merry X-Mas and Happy New Year!! 1LT Zarwolo, Bill"
19 hours ago
Bill Zarwolo posted a status
"I saw an unprecedented cohesion among the people of Liberia and their government officials in an effort to eradicate the Ebola virus."
19 hours ago
Bill Zarwolo posted a status
"Kudos to the USAID, the joint US Military team in Liberia, the AFL, the LNP, Ministry of Health and NGOs for their unwavering support."
19 hours ago
Bill Zarwolo posted a status
"ALCON, I am deployed to Liberia with the 101st ABN. The Ebola cases are down to zero confirm cases a day for the 15-17 DEC14."
19 hours ago
Bill Zarwolo left a comment for lauryn wake
"hey lauryn, How are you? I am deployed to Liberia."
20 hours ago
Bill Zarwolo left a comment for SSG Zarzar
"Hey SSG Zarzar, you have a brother in the Liberian Army by the name CPT John Zarzar from Gbarpolu county? I am deployed to Liberia with the 101st and I ran into someone of that last name.   Hope you doing well."
20 hours ago
LaRee V Dedmond is now a member of Liberian American Veterans Association
Samuel T Gbatu posted a blog post


Good Morning LAVA Members,Our meeting is today, Saturday, 6 Dec 14; Time: 1800/6PM EST. Number: 605-475-4700; Pin: 980-197. Primary on the Agenda is our 2015 Military Ball. We highly encourage all those who want to head committees to call and be part. Questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or Major Biah @ 301-300-7121.See More
Dec 6
Samuel T Gbatu posted a discussion


ALCON,Again, LAVA Ebola Fundraising Campaign raised $2000.00 USD; we initially intended to donate the money to Samaritan Purse but we have been unfortunate to meet with them. So, we need to find another beneficiary for the fund. Please call in tomorrow Saturday, Nov 8 at 6PM EST to be part of the decision process. We need to act now, so call in and have your say. The number to call is 605-475-4700, and Pin: 980197. Also, as part of the agenda we will discuss matters concerning the planning of…See More
Nov 7
Rufus G. Walters commented on Teddie R. Urey's photo

Sea Trials

"I think I was on here for this... How are you Urey? Long time man. What have you been up to?"
Aug 28
Rufus G. Walters and chris Doe are now friends
Aug 28
lauryn wake is now a member of Liberian American Veterans Association
Aug 23


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LAVA Weekend

Initial concept for Liberian American Veterans Association Weekend

Theme: In Union Strong, Success is Sure!


To create greater awareness of LAVA on the broader stage

To bring together distinguished members of the LAVA community in a social setting to network

To celebrate the many accomplishments of our members

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Date: Labor weekend May 2010

Activities: Meet & Greet -… Continue

Posted by Spencer Biah on November 25, 2009 at 2:10am — 4 Comments

Welcoming All Soldiers,Marines, Sailors and Airmen

Today marks the birth of an organization of men and women for whom the words: patriotism, duty and selfless service are not mere words but an embolden part of their everyday lives. This organization is made up of men and women who decided to distinguish themselves by choosing to take a path that is less traveled: the path of being a member of the United States’ Armed Forces. This journey requires an enormous amount of sacrifice especially in this era of global terrorism but we gladly accepted… Continue

Posted by Spencer Biah on October 13, 2009 at 12:02pm

LAVA represents at funeral

CPT Spencer Biah and SSG Jackson Zinnah represented LAVA this past weekend at the homegoing of Mother Sio- Clarke. She was the foster mother of our comrade SSG Moses Fully. We presented a wreath and spoke at the funeral services expressing our deepest condolences to the family and letting them know about the exemplary character that their son SSG Fully possessed and the sacrifices that all Liberian born US servicemen and women undergo on the daily basis. It was a sad occasion but this occasion… Continue

Posted by Spencer Biah on March 12, 2009 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

All Liberian Military weekend

I am thinking about us planning a all Liberian military weekend ... I need suggestions. Weekend will include welcoming party, soccer games,main ball and closing events. Please let me know if this can be a possiblity

Posted by Spencer Biah on January 25, 2009 at 10:06am — 7 Comments


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