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.
~This book review was originally done for the W3 Coy website; however, there is an issue in the review that deserves a wider audience and further attention.
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42898 Kururangi AJH (Archie bro) SGT RNZIR/W COY 1968
Kia ora whanau,
With much sadness our bro passed [on 29 February 2016] after a long struggle. Judy and the kids were present as was myself and Colin Rickard V2 Coy....
"When I die I'm going to Heaven cos I've already spent my time in Hell"-- Whiskey a Go Go 68
Wally Te Ua- PAT NUKU
I have been looking for Robbies family for some years without any luck and would love to make contact with them.I am aware that he served in Malaya ,Borneo and with Victor 1 and may have gone back to Vietnam in 1970 or71 as he was in Singapore when i came home.I am also aware that he passed away in 2008.My reason for making these enquiries is that Robbie was my half brother and we are about to meet as the Wilson Whanau and i am currently compiling the geneology database,this will provide land claim negotiaters a list of people who are benefactors to register there interest.Please if anyone has the requested info please email me on,rawiriwaaka55gmail.com