Christopher Schuhmacher has been elected chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Group of San Quentin.
Other executive body members elected are Vice Chairman James Snider, Secretary/Treasurer David Basile and Outside Coordinator Greg Sanders.
The VVGSQ is a group at San Quentin made up of honorably discharged veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces from the Korean War through Operation Desert Storm.
Schuhmacher said, “I take a great deal of pride from serving with the men in this group because of their high level of integrity and commitment to the various projects we contribute to throughout the year.”
VVGSQ activities include:
- The Holiday Toy Program – The group solicits toy donations to pass out to inmates’ kids who visit San Quentin over the holidays.
- Operation Moms – The veterans join forces with the moms group from outside of the prison to make care packages to send to troops overseas.
- Veterans Scholarship Award – VVGSQ donates money raised from food sales to help the children of veterans pay for the increasing college costs.
Persons interested in joining should obtain an application from one of the Members -at-Large and return it with an embossed copy of their DD-214.