12/03/21 - posted by John Martini
I received an email from Mr. Paul Totah, who's working on a historical fiction book about Beach Chalet. He asked me the following question, which I couldn't answer:

"I know it was operated by the VFW from 1947 until 1980 or so. During the Vietnam War, around 1965, was it ever used as a clinic or overflow area for returning GIs from Vietnam? My co-author read somewhere that it was, but he can't find that source, and I've never seen anything to back up that claim."

This story is new to me. To all of us teens in the mid-1960s, Beach Chalet was the rough'n tumble VFW bar and supposedly a hangout of bikers.

Can anyone help Paul?
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