Tokohau Rima Samuels (1931–1975), known as Sam, was born to Rima and Evelyn Samuels on the 19th November 1931 at Turua, near Thames, New Zealand. He was of Tainui and Whakatohea decent plus European.
Images and impressions of South Vietnam as captured and remembered by Corporal JB Richdale, RNZEME, 161 Battery, RNZA, June 1969 until June 1970. A personal view: Tales of a Soldier/Tradesman (PDF)
The effects of fifty years is a daunting kind of feeling
I recognised the hill and Luscombe Field’s tarmac sealing
What I once knew as Nui Dat was not so easy to recall
And Whiskey Company’s site was an estimation overall
Scotty Wingfield is searching for 41 Squadron’s ‘lost’ Vietnam War Veterans.