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Surname: 
Kiwikiwi
First name(s): 
Richard William
Rank: 
Sgt
Corps: 
RNZIR
Service number: 
303887
Unit:
Honours & Awards: 

Army Commendation Medal (US), National Defence Medal with Bronze Star (Khmer Republic)

Date of Birth: 
Thursday, 5 March 1936
Date of death: 
Friday, 9 September 2016
Notes: 

Served in 1 NZ Regt in Malaya 1961/623; then 1RNZIR 65/67 and 2 NZATTV in Vietnam 70/71. Died in Perth. WA.

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.

Comments

All attached to the NZATTV were Acting WO's, why would this have Sgt-??

Hi Roscoe – the rank shown is taken from army pay records and, as far as we are able to establish, is the substantive rank at the time of deployment to Vietnam. The NZ Army allowed a number of NCO's and Officers to wear "acting rank" to allow them parity in status with their US or Australian peers – even though they may not have qualified for that rank by the regulations of the time. More information can be found here: https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/resources/about-vietnam-veterans-list