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Lodi Veteran Returns To Vietnam

Passion for helping struggling people has him staying on

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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:00 am

The first time Mel Potter went to Vietnam, he was a soldier in the U.S. Army. It was 1968, and like many young men, he was sent overseas to fight in the jungles and highlands of the Southeast Asian nation.

Eventually, he made it back home to Lodi. But 30 years later, Potter went back with a friend, just to visit the country he’d spent so much time fighting in. The country hadn’t changed very much from when he’d been there in 1968, he said, and seeing that so many people were still struggling struck a chord.

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