Vietnam Veterans List
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New Zealand military personnel and civilian volunteers served in the jungles, skies, hospital wards, training camps, and offices of South Vietnam from 1963 to 1975.
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- Note: The following is taken from the original after action report.
- My first memory of the Vietnam War came about in July 1965 whilst standing at the edge of the runway at Whenuapai airbase waving GOODBYE to my Dad and other members of the 161 Battery of the Royal New Zealand Artillery.
- Tokohau Rima Samuels (1931–1975), known as Sam, was born to Rima and Evelyn Samuels on the 19th November 1931 at Turua, near Thames, New Zealand. He was of Tainui and Whakatohea decent plus European.
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I find it difficult to understand why it states his corps as RNZASC yet it states that he was a Section Commander in Whisky Company. We (W Coy) were an Infantry Rifle Company - Harry was one of our Section Commanders. Was he not RNZIR whilst serving in South Viet Nam?
1st Photo: Crossing the tarmac. WO2 Dave Faulkner, CSM, Victor 2 on right of photo.
3rd Photo: Bruce Levy closest to camera with Marty Doak on his left.
5th Photo: Tony McLachlan, V2 Transport NCO
6th Photo: John Kinane possibly, 2 Section, 4 Platoon
10th Photo: Bill Te Rangi the machine gunner in 2 Section, 4 Platoon, possibly talking to Kani White the machine gunner in 3 Section, 4 Platoon. Looks like Eddie Harmer, cover scout, 2 Section, 4 Platoon on left edge of photo.
11th Photo: Syd Grace, Sect 2ic, 2Section, 4 Platoon
14th Photo: Smoke rounds impacting to the front of the Horseshoe feature.
15th Photo: Taken at one of the checkpoints at the Horseshoe. Possibly Gary King, Sect Comd, 2 Section, 4 Platoon on the right of the photo with John Kinane on his right.
Regards, Tim Brown