He was 52 when he landed here, perhaps on a Bristol Freighter beating north from Saigon over land which shimmered in the tropical heat.
Singer Dinah Lee became a star on both sides of the Tasman during the 1960s. She made two trips to entertain troops in South Vietnam during the war.
Sitting in the warm Marlborough sunshine in the spring of the year I turned fifty, my mind wandered to a different time, another place....
Welcome guide produced for Allied troops stationed in Bien Hoa province, circa 1964-1965.
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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 wounded on 20 August 1970. I had joined the army as a Tankie and later transferred to 161 Battery for an overseas tour in South Vietnam, 12 months in country.
While 161 Battery was in South Vietnam one of the best chess players was Sergeant Heta Tobin, (Ngapuhi). As a chess player, Heta was brilliant, and his reputation was well known.
Written after the announcement by Keith Holyoake that New Zealand will contribute troops to Vietnam.
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Wally lies at rest in the Queanbeyan Cemetary, Veterans Section, NSW, Australia. He rests easy and is cared for by the Aussie and Kiwi veterans who live in Queanbeyan NSW. He had a wonderful farewell thanks to the generosity of the many veterans how helped. A TRUE BAND OF BROTHERS.
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Hi Tommy, found your resting place at long last. I will see you on ANZAC Day 2014. Rest in Peace.