Dennis Griffin began constructing this series of models in January 2011. Carved out of bone and stone, the models were part of his healing process and means for Griffin to express how he felt soldiers were treated after returning from Vietnam.
John Gillies served in Vietnam with the New Zealand Surgical Team, the 1st New Zealand Services Medical Team, and the 1st Australian Logistical Services Group. His Vietnam War involved outpatient work, minor surgery, post-operative care, and civil aid.
I remember serving with 1NZATTV at Chi Lang, Chou Doc Province, South Vietnam from 1971 to 1972.