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24-February-2014
24-February-2014

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The monument commemorates the 508 Australians who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, the end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.

Location

Address:Channel Highway & Freeman Street, W. L. Vince Memorial Park, Kingston, 7050
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.976063
Long: 147.307755
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Front Inscription

Vietnam War
1962 - 1973

In memory of the 508 Australians who lost their lives in this war

"We will remember them"  L. Binyon

Source: MA
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