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Dr. Peter W. Brown Joins Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board of Directors

(Richmond, Va.) Dr. Peter W. Brown, M.D., has been elected to the board of directors of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF).

Dr. Brown is a partner and a physician with Virginia Surgical Associates in Richmond and a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University.  He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University and served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy.

He also currently serves as a director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center and as an independent director of Bassett Furniture Industries.

“We are pleased and honored to have Dr. Peter Brown join the board of directors of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation,” said David A. Christian, VWMF board chairman. “I have known and admired Dr. Brown for many years.”

“He is a not only a respected physician and surgeon but also a military veteran, having served aboard ship during the Vietnam War and at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina,” Christian added.  “He understands and believes in the important mission of the Foundation which is to Honor Veterans, Educate Youth, Preserve History, and Inspire Patriotism in All.”

Chartered in 2000, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF) is the private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that finances all of the educational outreach, patriotic events, historical programs, exhibits and documentary films of the Virginia War Memorial. The Foundation depends on the generous support of individuals, corporations, military, veteran and civic organizations, and grants for its funding.

For more information on VWMF, including how to donate, please visit or contact Executive Director Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN (Ret.) by telephone at 804.786.2063 or by email at

About the Virginia War Memorial

The mission of the Virginia War Memorial is to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Instill Patriotism in All. Dedicated in 1956 and celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Memorial includes the names of the nearly 12,000 Virginia heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism. The Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who served in our military forces.

The Memorial is located at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond. For more information, please visit