Sgt Rodney Thomas Back

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Rodney Thomas
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From GraemeBack: My father is/was Rodney Tomas Back, a Sergeant in the Engineers who served in Bong Son with the New Zealand Services Medical Team in 1970. I have not seen him for 40 years and would be grateful to know of anyone who may have been in or kept in contact with him over the years. Thank you.

Hi Graham. It is over 10 years since you posted this and I've only just seen it.

I served with your father at 1 Base Workshop in Trentham Camp period 1972 -74. He was a member of the Royal NZ Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (RNZEME) I grew up in Patea, South Taranaki as did Rodney, and we were of similar age. I remember at least two Back families who farmed in the Patea area. My brother Denis lives in the area and has occasional contact with members of the Back family, mainly Michael Back. If you could tell me who Rodney's father was then Denis could likely contact any descendants still in the area.

Best wishes

Kevin McKenna