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24-May-2014
24-May-2014
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The plaque commemorates those from Penguin Municipality who served in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 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:Main Road, Penguin Memorial Library, Penguin, 7316
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.113565
Long: 146.072888
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1964
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Front Inscription

In honour of the veterans from the Penguin Municipality who served in the Vietnam War

1964 - 1973

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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