In late 1968, DAVE ROEVER found himself in Vietnam for the first time serving with the United States Navy as a member of the elite Brown Water Black Beret. He served in the Mekong Delta area until July 26, 1969 when he was severely wounded. A white phosphorus grenade exploded six inches from his face leaving his body severely damaged, but not his spirit.
Dave was Medevaced out and presumed fatally wounded. However, Dave recovered and though visibly scarred, he returned to Vietnam in 1974 and 1975 to reach out to the Vietnamese people.
In 1993 Dave Roever returned to Vietnam once again on a mission. Since '93 until the present, Dave and his team continue to reach out to Vietnam with a hand of compassion, a heart of love and the knowledge that Jesus Christ remains the answer for all mankind.
Committed to operate within the laws of the land and with the blessing of local and national governments, Dave established a NGO (Non-Government Organization) known as REAP International. Under the banner of REAP, Roever & Associates has been involved in many compassionate activities throughout Vietnam.
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