Vets With A Mission began in 1988.
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 its effect on its citizenry. After an exploratory trip to Vietnam in 1988 it was clear that we needed to do more. We began under the guidance of Bill Kimball and a small group of Veterans, to form a not-for-profit society that would begin humanitarian projects in Vietnam. In later years Chuck Ward would take over Bill’s position as Executive Director to run the daily operations of VWAM. Chuck and his leadership have continued to establish VWAM as a humanitarian organization respected by the Vietnamese Government and medical professionals from every section of Vietnam.