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Surname: 
Cocker
First name(s): 
Michael John
Rank: 
Pte
Corps: 
RNZIR
Service number: 
40053
Unit:
Notes: 

Wounded in action, 15 October 1969 – fall from extraction rope after helicopter crashed due to engine failure; and 19 November 1969.

Held the rank of Trooper during his second tour with 4 Troop NZSAS.

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

Mike was in NZSAS during his tour to SVN, so his rank would be "Trooper" NOT Private-! ;-)

Thanks Roscoe – the Vietnam List displays the substantive rank at the time of the veteran's deployment to Vietnam. When they served multiple tours – as in Mike's case – the rank will generally show the rank at the time of the first tour. I've added a note above about his rank on his second tour.