Montgomery, TX

Chapter 78

Veteran Claims & Benefit Assistance

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Our DAV Chapter is dedicated to a single purpose: Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans with "service connected disabilities" and their families can access the full range of earned benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capital Hill, providing Access to employment resources and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

DAV Chapter 78 members make themselves available to veterans who don't know where to go and who to ask for assistance. You can find us at area Car Shows/Swap Meets, participating with local businesses tending to employee veterans and at most military related functions. Veterans can contact us on this website or via email or by calling a member at 832-581-9444.  You will find us very responsive to your needs and questions.

We have a local DAV National Service Office (NSO) available to you at our monthly meetings or by phone. This person is a fulltime DAV employee working for you. We encourage all veterans with "service connected disabilities" to join Chapter 78 and allow us to help you get the help you need. Our services are available to all military branches Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard who have served our great Country. We can also assist families, children and in some cases grandchildren of veterans.

We treat all veterans with the respect and assist them in getting the medical help they need and benefits they deserve.

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Upcoming Events

July and August 2021

The Next Monthly Meetings for Chapter 78 will be held on June 10 at the Conroe Recreation Center, Senior Building, 1203 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe, TX 77301 starting at 7:00pm.

Chapter Service Officers (CSOs) will be working at the HEARTS Museum in Huntsville (IH45 exit 118)and

the Conroe Recreation Center on following dates:

July 6 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

July 7 – Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

July 8 - Monthly DAV Meeting 7pm

July 14 – Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

July 15 – Hockley Cntr Opening 10am-1pm

July 20 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

July 21 - Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

July 24 – Hempstead Watermelon Festival

July 27 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

July 28 - Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

Aug 3 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

Aug 4 – Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

Aug 7 – HEARTS Breakfast 9am – 12pm.

Aug 10 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

Aug 11 – Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

Aug 12 –Monthly DAV Meeting 7pm

Aug 14 – Conroe Fairgrounds 9am – 4pm

Aug 17 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

Aug 18 – Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

Aug 19 - Hockley Community Center 10am - 1pm

Aug 24 – HEARTS Museum 10am – 1pm

Aug 25 – Conroe Rec Cntr 10am – 1pm

Aug 31 – HEARTS Museum 10am-1pm

Veterans needing immediate assistance should send an email to:

[email protected] or use contact us page on this website. A Chapter Service Officer (CSO) will contact you.

We care about Disabled Veterans and our Members.


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Our most recent picture of our Chapter in Montgomery, TX.

NSO Team

(National Service Officers)

The NSO Team of DAV provide extra special support to Chapter 78. They work with our Chapter Service Officers (CSOs) to assist veterans with "service connected" claims and benefits and families with services and benefits.

The team includes Emanuel Guevara, Javier De La Torre (Chapter 78 NSO),  Don Reed (DAV NSO Mgr),  Elijah Thomas and Judy Russell.  We rely heavily on these people to help our Disabled Veterans.


DAV Auxiliary members shown here laying Wreaths Across America at the Houston National Cemetary.


Paul Davila

Paul Davila pictured.

Golden Corral is a great supporter of DAV Chapter 78.  They host an annual dinner for all active and retired military at the Conroe and Spring locations.


Chapter 78 has partnered with local businesses like Baker Hughes to provide resources for veteran employees.  Many veterans do not know who to contact with questions about their service connected disabilities.  Our team helps inform and assist them in understanding their benefits as well as applying for them.The team includes Emanuel Guevara, Javier De La Torre (Chapter 78 NSO),  Don Reed (DAV NSO Mgr),  Elijah Thomas and Judy Russell.  We rely heavily on these people to help our Disabled Veterans.


Chapter 78 attends festivals throughout the year including Montgomery, Conroe, Humble and more...


Chapter 78 was honored by the Klein Collins High School senior class at a charity faculty basketball game.  The High School honored America with the Pledge of Allegience at the start of the game and with introductions.  

A generous donation from ticket sales was given to our Chapter.  Go Klein Collins TIGERS!


Chapter 78 provides on-site contact support for Disabled Veterans needing benefits claims assistance. Members are at the museum on multiple Tuesdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  


Car shows is another way to get the word out about our services. Our services are always Free and help disabled vets in our area!

DAV Chapter 78 Officers

Paul Davila - Commander

Tom Selby - Sr Vice Commander

Roberto Bustamante - Adjutant

Roscoe Lynn Jr. - 1st Jr. Vice Commander

Abel Garcia - 2nd Jr. Vice Commander & Membership

Jerry Merchant - Treasurer

Donald Reed - Judge Advocate, NSO Manager

James Garland - Officer of the Day

Charles Smith - Sargeant at Arms

Frank Kuchelmeister - Chaplin

Javier De La Torre - DAV National Service


To CONTACT US, please send us an email at:

[email protected]

or call 832-581-9444

If you would like to donate $19/month to our local Chapter, please consider an autopay from your checking account similar to how you pay bills. Please send your donation to:  

Montgomery County DAV Chapter 78

         PO Box 1117

         Conroe, TX 77305

You will be helping local veterans like yourself and you will receive a "Thank You" letter at the end of the year for your generous TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations.  We Thank You for your support.

                            Paul Davila, Commander

We Can Assist with:

Vietnam Veteran Agent Orange/Herbicide Exposure

NAVY Veteran Agent Orange Blue Water Exposure

Camp LeJuene Contamination issues

All Service Connected Issues  (PTSD, Diabetes, HBP, Cancer, etc)

GI Bill for Children and Grandchildren through Texas Hazelwood Act

Survivors Benefits for Spouses

Forms to get you what you need



Chapter 78 Meetings are held on 2nd Thursday of each Month at the:

Conroe Recreation Center

Senior Center

1203 Candy Cane Lane

Conroe, TX 77301


From the Intersection of IH45 and FM105 in Conroe

Go North on the Feeder Road

Turn Right onto Candy Cane Lane

  The Senior Center is on the left

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