I arrived at Nui Dat with the rest of Victor 1 Company in May 1967. We were ordered by the ‘boss' (Sergeant John ‘Scoff' Cootes) to erect and sandbag tent shelters, known as ‘bashas', within our allotted platoon area.
Born 12 April 1943 at Taheke in the Hokianga, Graham Campbell was educated at Otahuhu College, St Stephens School and Auckland University, where he studied accountancy.
Australian Military Forces Pocketbook on South Vietnam used by Gunner Ken Deacon, 1965-1966. Part political doctrine, part tourist guide several thousand of these green-covered pocketbooks were issued to Australian and New Zealand military personnel during the Vi
Sergeant ‘Al' Don was part of the initial deployment to the Republic of South Vietnam. The main body deployed to Bien Hoa, a provincial capital, 29km north-east of Saigon on the banks of the Song Dong Nai River in nine C-130 loads or ‘chalks' flown by No.