Desmond (left) and John Barkle in Vietnam, Christmas 1969

Father and son WO2 Desmond Barkle (left), 161 Battery, and Cpl John Barkle, W2 Company, had the unique distinction of serving together in Vietnam at the same time. Here they are pictured togther on Christmas Day, 1969.


Image courtesy Keryn Barkle

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