I have to admit that when I was told that Claire was involved in a project like this I was more than a little surprised. I think we all were. Like many Vietnam veterans (or any veteran for that matter) Claire did not speak about her time in Vietnam very much at all.
Poem by Richard Harmon, Whiskey 2 Company 1RNZIR, 1968-1969.
I was behind the lead scout carrying the M60
And I was fully aware
To keep him covered as he looked for signs
Of the enemy and if he was near
Poem by Richard Hamon, Whiskey 2 Company 1RNZIR, 1968-1969
It lay southeast of the Horseshoe
A long ribbon of green
Its colour was more inviting than any
Other we could see
In memory of all Vietnam Vets who have since died, including Pat Hauwai, whose death is the first to be documented as being the result of Agent Orange exposure. To those of us who are left and whose children are affected - Kia Kaha Kia Toa