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Tuesday, 29 July 2008 - 5:31pm

Poem by Richard Hamon, Whiskey 2 Company 1RNZIR, 1968-1969.

One day in the late afternoon the enemy hit us hard
With no shell scrapes
We hugged the earth fighting furiously
We never gave an inch let alone a yard

Friday, 25 July 2008 - 3:04pm

In memory of all soldiers of the Vietnam Conflict who in faithful service fell and those who returned only to be consumed by the dark legacy of war.

Sunday, 13 July 2008 - 8:06pm

Yes we are well into our tour and our old platoon sergeant [Gary] has sadly become a casualty and is sent back to New Zealand. Barry…our new platoon sergeant is waiting for us when we return from our op. He appears to me to be a little apprehensive and this did not evoke a good feeling .

Sunday, 13 July 2008 - 7:50pm

Remember the movie We were soldiers starring Mel Gibson, and the scene where the soldiers are all moving to the embarkation point to leave for Viet Nam. The departure is happening in the wee small hours of the morning. Husbands are kissing their wives and children goodbye.