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.
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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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From Andy Lea: Stan was not only an entertainer when in Christchurch. He was employed during the working week as a boiler maker and coppersmith making hot water cylinders and other items at Perkins Limited based in Montreal Street. He often sung and played guitar at the American Deep Freeze Base at Harewood Airport. Later his band played on Friday & Saturday nights at The Hanmer Lodge. He covered a lot of 30, 40, 50s songs. Excellent singer of Elvis Presley music. Looked a bit like him as well. Self taught on guitar. How do I know this stuff. He boarded with my parents in Crohane Place, Christchurch and stayed in the same bedroom with my brother and me. A real gentleman. Cried when he left and again when I saw his name on the Auckland War Memorial wall 40 years later.- admin
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