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
Scotty Wingfield is searching for 41 Squadron’s ‘lost’ Vietnam War Veterans.
On the 16th November 1968 a malaria reduced and physically exhausted platoon of fifteen (normally 30) men from V3 Coy blundered into an enemy camp and were badly shot up.
Awards for gallantry for Kiwis depended upon what was in the pot left over from the Aussies awards. I didn’t think gallantry medallic recognition was meant to be given according to ‘only three of them; two of them – and maybe one of those in our medal box’ but on the level of gallantry?!