Vets With A Mission (VWAM)
It was the vision of Bill Kimball, a Vietnam Veteran who served with the 1st Cavalry, as a Mortarman during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Bill’s overwhelming desire was to see Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam to help in the rebuilding of a country that suffered immense destruction to its infrastructure, and minimize its effect on the former South Vietnamese. After an exploratory trip to Vietnam in 1988 made it clear the people needed help to recover from the ravages of war and the policies of the current government, VWAM began under the guidance of Bill Kimball and a few Vietnam veterans and friends.
They formed a not-for-profit humanitarian organization and ministry that began humanitarian projects in 1989. In November, 2000, Charles Ward assumed Bill’s position as the new Executive Director to manage the daily operations of VWAM. Through his leadership and dedication, as well as a committed Board of Directors and Advisors, VWAM has continued its service in Vietnam as a ministry and humanitarian organization respected by the Vietnamese Government and medical professionals in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, the United States, and Canada.See more