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Surname: 
Rawiri
First name(s): 
Herewini Selwyn
Rank: 
Mr
Corps: 
Civilian
Unit:
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, 23 December 1942
Date of death: 
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Notes: 

Selwyn was a Saxophone player with the Maori HyMarques Showband in Vietnam from 28 Jan 1970 to 31 July 1971. He raised the case for the New Zealand entertainers to have their service in Vietnam recognised but died in Hamilton before it was approved. His medals were presented to his family at Government House Auckland by HE Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae on 20 July 2016. In honour of his contribution to the case for his peers, his medals were the first presented.

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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.