Veteran Profiles

At East Meets West, we know first hand the commitment to service that distinguishes so many of our veterans. Many Vietnam veterans are deeply involved with EMW's mission, finding great personal meaning in giving to projects that support health and education in Vietnam. We work closely with these veterans who want to give back to the people of Vietnam, often to honor the memory of their comrades-in-arms who did not make it home. Many of our veterans have found solace and fulfillment in returning to Vietnam to tour the places where they served and to implement projects they support. Below we highlight the stories of several EMW Veterans to reveal the "how" and the "why" of their involvement with our work.

Dr. Peter Singer
Board Chair and Vietnam Veteran  has been passionately committed to EMW's mission for over 20 years. 

  Veteran Dan Knox
A veteran finds peace through his support of EMW's education programs.

  Meet Mel Potter
A determined Dental Program supporter makes his dream of a mobile treatment van a reality.


U.S.Marine Basic Class 6-67
A generous group of Vietnam Veterans have a long history of going beyond the call of duty.






“...As a veteran who served near Da Nang in 1968, I saw the devastation and suffering of the people in the countryside who were caught in the middle of a war that they did not want. Since my involvement with EMW, many of my friends have achieved great satisfaction in helping support EMW projects in Vietnam.”

-Jack Wells, Marine Basic Class 6-67, EMW Donor & Volunteer

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