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Surname: 
Deacon
Initials: 
KM
Also known as: 
Padre
Rank: 
Gnr
Corps: 
RNZASC
Service number: 
598159
Unit:
Date of death: 
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Notes: 

First joined the New Zealand Army as a member of the Reserve Forces, 8 November 1960 to 6 October 1961. Rejoined the army as a Regular Force soldier with the RNZASC on the 23 September 1964 and served until 3 September 1969.

Deployed to Vietnam with 161 Battery RNZA, July 1965 to November 1966. Driver/Gun Number with Arther Simeon's gun crew – drove one of the Battery's US ammunition trucks nicknamed 'Sorrow on the Rocks'. Joined the Australian Army (RAASC) in 1970 and served a second tour in Vietnam as an Air Dispatcher in 1971. Remained in this role until retiring as a WO2 in 1995.

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.