Born 27 May 1968 at Waikato Hospital to Daniel Stephens and Tunganekore Kawharu, I am the youngest child with 2 sisters (Annette Aroha, Dallas Maree-Deceased) and 1 brother (Kevin Michael).
My mother often spoke with great love and admiration of her brother - Rodney James Rameka (Service Number: 44602 Gnr 161 Bty/1 NZATTV) and often produced photographs of him during his time in Vietnam. Mum also spoke affectionately of the cassettes he would send her of "Credence Clearwater Revival" from Vietnam and would also comment on how he thought she would enjoy the music. Uncle "Sona" bought Mum a watch which she still has and treasures to this day.
Unfortunately, my Uncle passed away July 5th 2008 and will be sadly missed.
I am a mother of a son residing in Sydney, Australia as too is my mother. I would like to commend all involved in the compilation of information relating to ALL Men who served and lost their lives with the RNZA and would dearly love to hear from anyone who has information regarding my Uncle.