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.
Many years pass, but the memories do not fade. In 2008, Vietnam veteran Rangi Fitzgerald was inspired by Whaea Yvonne Marshell (QSM) to learn the craft of korowai weaving. He dedicated his first kahu huruhuru (feather cloak) to fellow Vietnam veterans to share their story.
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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 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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Was the OC of Charlie Company 1975 and was known as, went by the name of Hamish.
Dear Mr. Abernathy
Hello. My name is Wm.T. Ripley. I found your email while searching through your unit’s guestbook. I am a military historian who has been working on contacting veterans of WWII. I began this project in 1986, but am still working hard on it. In early 2013 I began contacting veterans of the Vietnam War. I have a 6 page questionnaire I'd like to send you.
A bit about me first-
I'm 44, married, and have 2 kids. I majored in history at Ball State University, and presently work as one of the Natural Science curators at a local museum. I became interested in WWII at age 4 (really) and started collecting uniforms, weapons, equipment, personal items, etc. At 16 I started contacting veterans like I mentioned above.
I should point out this project has nothing to do with my museum...just me being a big history nerd.
If interested, let me know. The questions are designed to find out a bit about the "day to day" life as it were. I ask everyone the same questions as I can then compare and contrast answers. It's kind of interesting seeing the differences between units, AO's, and year. There are some questions about combat in particular, but many of them deal more with the material culture of the time. Right now I'm doing this as a personal hobby, but would "someday" like to make this available to other living historians, museum curators, model builders, teachers, that sort of thing.
I'd also like to ask if you have a photo of yourself while overseas, if you'd be willing to share it. I'm not entirely sure yet, but I'm thinking about doing a compilation book with the replies I get, and would like to include your photo as well.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this, especially since it is sort of an out of the blue email. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Wm.T. Ripley- Ripley