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Memories

Monday, 5 September 2011 - 4:50pm

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

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 - 10:53am

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.

Sunday, 24 July 2011 - 12:19pm

During the battle at Long Tan I was busily trying to get myself below ground level by trying to dig a hole lying down. It was amazing what you can achieve when you are being shot at. My attention was taken by a man 'standing' beside me, and he was asking me how I was doing!

Sunday, 17 July 2011 - 10:47am

On 27 May 1965, the New Zealand Government, after a great deal of anguish and hand wringing, announced that it was to send 161 Battery RNZA for active duty in Vietnam. I must confess that I and the rest of the Battery greeted that decision with glee.

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