Robert "Bob" Plowman


​​Enlisted in USMC September 10, 1956

8 years enlisted, 2 years WO

12 year commissioned retired 8/1/78 as a major

2 tours Vietnam 

Base Defense Officer of MAG 39 helicopter Group on the DMZ in Vietnam

Tet in 1968

1968 - 1971 - Casualty Assistance Commander for the states of Georgia and Alabama 
Previous positions as Jr. Vice & Commander in DAV
1972 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 Da Nang Vietnam 
Navy commendation medal with Combat V 
Combat action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation

Past DAV Chapter Commander

email: OR

cell:  770.490.0655

Willie Guzman

Past Chapter Commander

"Spaghetti" Rich Sestili

Adjutant and Treasurer

email:  cell:        404.234.5592

Vietnam Vet US Army
Responsible for educating members on VA Disability claims and reporting to National DAV Service Officer at VA Regional Office in Decatur, GA



cell:  678.860.3747

Dr. Amy Stevens

Women's Veteran Advocate 

Mental Health Advisor

Drew Early

Judge advocate

Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia and married with one daughter

Graduated from West Point Military Academy - NY

Served 20 years active duty in the US Army

Graduate US Army Command and General Staff College with honors, School of Advanced Military Studies

Georgia State University College of Law, cum laude

Adjunct Professor of Veteran's Law, Emory University


cell:  404.403.2639

State of Georgia, DAV Chapter of the year three times since 2008

Jo Jo Sanchez Cotto originally from Cidra a little town in the middle of the Island of Puerto Rico, Graduated from Santa Maria High School in San Juan, with highest honors, and then joined the military at age 17. 
Her main MOS was Chemical Analyses Specialist and Supervision Specialist.
 Later she was asked to serve in Human Resources and finally serving as a Recruiting and Retention Specialist.  Jo Jo Joined the Army in 1994 and retired in 2013.
Jo Jo has been an active member since 2013.  She continues to volunteer in the Golden Corral and Camp Corral Campaigns, including being the current Captain at Austell, where we often see her Daughter Fransheska by her side.
She has participated in the Veterans Day Parade every year and helped with the donation and collection of clothes for homeless veterans.
Jo Jo helps veterans from GA and other states as well.  Currently, she is a parole officer and serves as the liaison for veterans who are on parole, helping them with any benefits they might be entitled to.
Her work brings her into notice with veterans on a daily basis. It is not uncommon for Jo Jo to bring her parolees to the VA hospital for treatment.  She also helps families of fallen veterans, with funeral arrangements, benefits and dependent ID cards.      404-909-6062

Jo Ann Marie "Jo-Jo"          Sanchez-Cotto  

1st Jr. Vice Commander

President,, the VFW sponsored job board
28 years in the Navy as Line Officer and Intelligence officer
Senior level jobs in steel, biomedical waste, electric utility and recruiting
Earned BS from Florida State University (1971); MA from University of Southern California, United Kingdom Graduate Program (1977); MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University (1980)
​ Legislative Affairs for the DAV Chapter.


Paul Heller


Maryanne Frederic Bautsch grew up in St. Bernard, Parish, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans and graduated from Chalmette high school.
After high school she went to Delgado Community College where she studied American Sign Language.

Not long after that, in 1991, she married her high school sweetheart, Mike. Work opportunities sent them here to Marietta, Ga. After having two kids, Maryanne became quite bored.
Yep, she joined the army even though she was married with two children.  She qualified to become a 25 M Multimedia illustrator.

She served six years honorably and did a short term in Korea. She also spent three years in Germany. While in Germany she received the good conduct medal award. After she got out in 2000 she returned to Georgia and went to Chattahoochee Technical College and received an Associate’s Degree in television production, and everything Apple.

In 2008 she joined the DAV, and in 2010-2011 she was the head of the fundraising for Chapter 6. She now has three children with the youngest currently in AIT with the Georgia Army National Guard   404-317-1766

John "the Irishman" heeran

Senior Chief Chapter Service Officer

Dr. Amy Stevens services veterans in the DAV by being an advocate for female veterans and doing outreach so they will know more about their service benefits. Most of this is done through a social media network group on Facebook “GA Military Women”.  We have over 600 women as members in Georgia and 5 active meet-up groups in the state for social and professional networking. Those needing help for benefits receive a referral to a DAV Service Officer.  Others may be referred to community resources or directly to the Veteran Administration according to their needs. Most important is encouraging pride and comradery in being a woman veteran. She also assists any male or female veteran in accessing services for mental health issues.  A free consultation and referral is available on a limited basis.  

Dr. Amy Stevens, Ed.D. LPC is a clinical consultant and nationally known speaker on PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma and other veteran issues. She is the Founder of the Facebook social network “GA Military Women”. Her clinical degrees are from Johns Hopkins University and Argosy University. She is a service disabled U.S. Navy veteran and also served as a contractor with the National Guard. She lives in Marietta, GA.  For more information, go to or find her on Linked In.

​​email:  cell: 770.309.7877

Maryanne Bautsch

2nd Jr Vice Commander

Currently serves as chaplain for the chapter Marietta since 2014

Chaplain for Signature Healthcare Marietta Georgia from 2005 to the present. President of kingdom living ministries in Marietta Georgia 1985 to the present..
Military experience from 1960 to 1964 military intelligence specialist Valley Forge Pennsylvania United States Army hundred and ninth INT C group for letters of commendation 1964 region award recipient.

Education 1965 the 1968 a degree and Master of Theology from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Past experience senior pastor living word fellowship Wilmington Delaware.
Senior Pastor Cedars Hill Baptist Church Cedarville New Jersey

Born in Price,Utah

US Army June 1968 until January 1971
Served in Vietnam from June 1969 until December 1970
Education: University of Utah majoring in Education
Married to Dorothy Guzman with three children and nine grandchildren
Civilian employment:  Utah Department of Transportation
Atlanta, Hotel Management; Salesman Ed Voyles
Past DAV Junior Vice Commander, Assistant Adjutant, Service Officer
Volunteer Sawyer Elementary

email:  cell:  678.524.9639

Born, raised, bred and fed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ​Graduate of Central Catholic H.S, attended Carnegie Mellon University Graduate of the Univ of Pittsburgh after the Army Military service:  US Army Artillery from May 1965 until May 1967 Special training at Ft. Belvoir, Va,. Ft. Hood Texas, Ft. Chaffee Arkansas and Ft, Sill, Okla. Received a special battalion citation for outstanding service at Ft. Sill, Okla. Taught Special strategy and techniques at Officers Candidate School at Ft. Sill. Adjutant since 2005 Awarded title of National Deputy Chief of Staff for service to the state of Georgia DAV. 2013 Published Author of “For Your Penance” and “The Healer’s Cross”

email:  cell:  404.683.2010

DAV Georgia Chapter ​6

Melvin Pugh

          Senior Vice Commander

Melvin Pugh

Born in Evergreen, Al. but was raised in Pensacola Fl.  He joined the Army in 1969 and retired  in 1991.  He served in Asia, Germany, and several state side locations.  Seven years as an Ear Nose and Throat specialist, and fifteen years as intelligence NCO. Retired as Sgt First Class.

He and his wife Chuni
 have three children and nine grand children.  

Offices  held with the DAV: Mass.
Jr. and Sr. vice, and commander at both chapter and Worcester, District level.
He also Served  as MA. State Jr. Vice, and chapter 30 Treasurer. He worked for the Department of  Veterans Affair Boston Medical Center as a Billing clerk.
Retired from the VA 2001. 

Cell 978424-8743

Ted Daywalt

PAST legislative Affairs OFFICER. DECEASED 11/2017

       He shall remain in our thoughts and prayers