Reprinted with the kind permission of W. L. ‘Shotgun' Perry
In the interests of preserving our history and with the kind permission of the author who wishes to remain nameless (but who lives only a hop, skip and a jump from me) I am reproducing a story which first appeared in the Pipiwharauroa newspaper, November 2008 under the byline 'More action
Ross Miller served in Vietnam as a platoon commander with V3 Company, 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion.
There are two reasons why I am alive today. The relationship I have with God and my wife. Without her I would have committed suicide many years ago as I grappled with the rejection by my country because I was a combat soldier in Vietnam.