On 18 August 1966, D Company of 6RAR encountered a 1500-2000 strong NVA and VC force in the Long Tan rubber plantation five kilometres east of Nui Dat.
Film footage of a rugby match played between New Zealand's 161 Battery (maroon jerseys) and 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (black jerseys) at Ba Ria, South Vietnam in 1966.
Ruka Hudson lost his legs after stepping on a mine during the Vietnam War. He has gone on to become a successful artist, proud father and grandfather, korowai teacher, fluent te reo Maori speaker and keen fisherman.
Dr Margaret Neave (1920-2007) saved thousands of the world's disadvantaged infants in her long, energetic, and unsung career. Children were her life, though none of them were strictly her own.
Vietnam Veterans Roll
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New Zealand military personnel and civilian volunteers served in the jungles, skies, hospital wards, training camps, and offices of South Vietnam from 1963 to 1975.
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I worked in Vietnam as a nurse on the international Save the Children Fund team (UK, Norway, NZ) 11 Dec 1974 to 5 April 1975 when evacuated. Worked in child health clinics on Quang Tri province border, and briefly in Da Nang as
I was the officer in charge of HQ NZATGV (AKA HQ NZ V Force) during the withdrawal of NZ forces from Vietnam.
It was not experimental, so they say.In the search for a new preventative malarial medication, it has been claimed that US authorities investigated some 2100 agents, and dapsone was chosen.
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Gidday Boss, could you please tell me where Ian's grave site is. I have spent too much time searching and still no luck. We are making a data base of all the Dieppe Barracks Brothers who have left us. So we can look after them and lay poppies on ANZAC Day. Thanks for any help Stephen(Roscoe)Rosser - Dieppe.Barracks@hotmail.com - FB=Dieppe Barracks. Onward
Dear Mr. Barrett
My name is Andrew Lyes. I am a 51 year old serving policeman living in Hokitika.
I am the Godfather of the late Noel (Yogi) Lyes and I'm seeking information on Yogi and his time serving overseas in particular his mates.
Until recent our family had little information about Yogi but we are slowly buiding a picture as many of his mates are making contact with us and sharing their memories.
I respect your wishes is you do not want to talk about Yogi especially in relation to how he took his life however, if you fel you can talk about it, I would love to learn more abot my uncle.
Andrew Lyes- Lyes