Pat Nuku served with Whiskey Company in Vietnam, 1967-1968. The following poem is about the discrepancy surrounding the titles of the first New Zealand infantry companies deployed to Vietnam.
I was posted to 1RNZIR in January 1970 as the Postal Orderly.
I was Ruka Hudson's platoon commander when he was badly injured on 25 July 1970.
A new, permanent installation of Home Fires Burning: New Zealand's Vietnam War is on now on show at the Australian National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Victoria.