The IN COUNTRY VETS MC was conceived and founded in late 1994 by a small group of Vietnam veterans in Illinois who had served in country, and wanted to ride together in a motorcycling brotherhood, with a desire to support and assist each other, other veterans, veterans' widows and dependents, and other members of the community. The club is wholly benevolent in purpose and organization.

Following appropriate protocols, the founders met with the senior clubs in their area and received the approval to wear they patch they had designed- an IN COUNTRY VETS top rocker, a stylized version of the Vietnam Service Medal as a center patch, an MC patch, and their unit ID as a bottom rocker.

A Constitution and By-laws were drawn up, and the club was incorporated as a not-for-profit war veterans MC in Illinois. In line with their motto of 'Vets Helping Vets', they applied for, and were granted and IRS 501c(19) federal tax exempt status.

In the more than ten years since the club was founded, it has grown to include members, chapters and charters all over the U.S. and in 2002, the first international chapter was formed, comprised of Vietnam veterans living in Germany.

In 2007 the top rocker was changed to simply read IN COUNTRY.




We are a one generation DINOSAUR MC.
When the last brother dies, so dies the patch.


There are no events scheduled at this time



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Photos of Past Events

2008 Ride for Homeless Vets

2008 New Members!

2007 Ride for Homeless Vets
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2007 Kokomo National


National Vice President

U.S. Army - July, 1970 to July, 1976

Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant/E-5


Michigan State President


SP5 Richard Moen

US Army 1969 – 1972

Ft. Campbell KY - Army Basic Training

Ft. Monmouth NJ - AIT US Army Signal School MOS 32D20 - Fixed Plant Carrier Equipment Repair


1st Signal Brigade, 369th Signal Bn, HQ Company

Vung Tau Vietnam Signal Corps Bn Instructor

ARVN Signal School Developed training and taught at ARVN Signal School

In Country Jan 1970 – Jan 1971

Ft. Monmouth NJ US Army Signal School - Instructor Signal Conditioning

Discharged - Jan 1972





Membership is open to all
Talk to a member or write to us at:

P.O. Box 262
Lambertville, MI 48144

Membership shall be open to any applicants who meet the following requirements:


1. DD-214 or other acceptable government documentation of service establishing eligibility for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam) (1 July 1958 – 3 July 1965) or Vietnam Service Medal (4 July 1965 – 28 March 1973). Proof of award of the applicable medal will be required; and,

2. Ownership of a street- legal, insured motorcycle of at least 500cc except that chapters may recruit one (1) non-riding member.

3. Submission of a club membership application and donation for initiation, annual dues, and club colors.

4. Submission of a 1” x 1” photograph of applicant’s head and shoulders for club I.D. card.

5. Applicants not personally known to members will be required to complete an in-processing period in order to determine attitude and riding ability. All applicants will have DD-214’s verified by the National Records Center, St. Louis, by submission of a SF-180 to the respective service office, with the results being forwarded directly to the club’s national office.

6. This club shall not restrict membership to citizens of the United States; but shall accept members from any country allied with the U.S. during the Vietnam War who provided troops who served in Vietnam; and shall not discriminate against any applicant solely on the basis of race, religion, sex, or country of origin. Chapters may decide on the form of vote to accept applicants. Members may transfer from one chapter to another provided each chapter involved agrees.

7. Applicants shall undergo an in-processing period; however, this will not include hazing, personal ridicule or embarrassment. This is a war veteran’s motorcycle club, run by war veterans, for war veterans; not a gang; and all applicants, members, and guests shall be treated with respect and dignity. No meetings shall be secret, and no business may be conducted without any member’s knowledge for that chapter.

8. Any applicant to this club who was a member or prospective member of any other motorcycle club must complete an in-processing period per Paragraph 5 as a cooling-off period, during which his attitude and true intentions will be observed. At the conclusion of this period, the applicant will be voted on for full membership with a majority of chapter members voting.