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Bunker assault, Operation Hermit Park, June 1971

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 - 9:43am

Note: The following is taken from the original after action report.

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Farewell at Whenuapai 1965

Friday, 10 April 2020 - 12:38pm

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. My Dad was 350915 LBdr Francis (Frank) Toko.

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Tokohau Rima Samuels

Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 11:54am

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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Soldier/Craftsman Tales of South Vietnam, 1969-70

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 2:23pm

Images and impressions of South Vietnam as captured and remembered by Corporal JB Richdale, RNZEME, 161 Battery, RNZA, June 1969 until June 1970. A personal view: Tales of a Soldier/Tradesman (PDF)

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Soldier/Craftsman Tales of South Vietnam, 1969-70

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 2:23pm

Images and impressions of South Vietnam as captured and remembered by Corporal JB Richdale, RNZEME, 161 Battery, RNZA, June 1969 until June 1970. A personal view: Tales of a Soldier/Tradesman (PDF)

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Soldier/Craftsman Tales of South Vietnam, 1969-70

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 2:23pm

Images and impressions of South Vietnam as captured and remembered by Corporal JB Richdale, RNZEME, 161 Battery, RNZA, June 1969 until June 1970. A personal view: Tales of a Soldier/Tradesman (PDF)

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50 YEARS

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 4:24pm

  The effects of fifty years is a daunting kind of feeling I recognised the hill and Luscombe Field’s tarmac sealing What I once knew as Nui Dat was not so easy to recall And Whiskey Company’s site was an estimation overall

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50 YEARS

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 4:24pm

  The effects of fifty years is a daunting kind of feeling I recognised the hill and Luscombe Field’s tarmac sealing What I once knew as Nui Dat was not so easy to recall And Whiskey Company’s site was an estimation overall

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