Surname: 
Hemopo
First name(s): 
Taiko
Also known as: 
Tom; Motutaiko Hemopo
Rank: 
LCpl
Corps: 
RNZIR
Service number: 
541785
Unit:
V4

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

Motutaiko HEMAPO. Long Maori names were looked down apon in the 70's/80's so the boys would use a shorter version or a Pakeha version. Named from the island on Lake Taupo...he lives at Rotoiti ;-)