Vietnamese American Foundation (VAF) also known as The Returning Casualty (the Organization) was organized in Texas in July 1993 to lend support to refugees from the post-war Vietnamese reeducation camps and their families. The Organization was later renamed to Vietnamese American Foundation (VAF) also to honors those who perished in these camps, while bringing peace of mind and recognition to their families and friends.
VAF mission is to locate and collect the remains of those buried and left behind in the post-war re-education camps. The Organization is also working on restoring the cemetery known as Bien Hoa National Military Cemetery (now renamed by the current Vietnamese government as Binh An) as a final resting place for the former South Vietnamese soldiers and citizens who gave their ultimate sacrifice for the Republic of South Vietnam.
The current core leadership team of VAF consists of our Founder, Mr. Thanh D. Nguyen, Mr. Nghi Pham, Mr. Tom Hoang, Mr. Cuong Nguyen and Dr. DongChau Nguyen for a two years term. Their brief individual profile can be found below. None of the board members get paid but too often they have to spend money out of their own pockets to carry out VAF’s mission. All donations (revenue) and expenses are 100% transparent to the public. We are actively looking for more people, especially young people and ladies, who have the desire to serve, protect, and honor our fallen heroes to join our team.
The mission of VAF is to bring closure and peace to the Vietnamese people who lost family and relatives in the post-war re-education camps by helping them locate and recover the remains of their loved ones AND to honor those who gave their ultimate sacrifices by preserving their final resting place at the Bien Hoa National Cemetery. Last but not least, to provide academic scholarships for the poor Vietnamese children especially those who have lost their loved ones because of the Vietnam War.
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