Dvr Kenneth Milton Deacon

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Surname
Deacon
First name(s)
Kenneth Milton
Also known as
Padre
Rank
Dvr
Corps
RNZASC
Service number
598159
Unit
Date of birth
Date of death
Notes

First joined the New Zealand Army as a member of the Reserve Forces, 8 November 1960 to 6 October 1961. Rejoined the army as a Regular Force soldier with the RNZASC on the 23 September 1964 and served until 3 September 1969.

Deployed to Vietnam with 161 Battery RNZA, July 1965 to November 1966. Driver/Gun Number with Arther Simeon's gun crew – drove one of the Battery's US ammunition trucks nicknamed 'Sorrow on the Rocks'. Joined the Australian Army (RAASC) in 1970 and served a second tour in Vietnam as an Air Dispatcher in 1971. Remained in this role until retiring as a WO2 in 1995.

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.