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27-July-2014
27-July-2014

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An officer`s regimental sword and cane commemorate all Australian servicemen who died in service or were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

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:120 Collins Street, St Michael`s Uniting Church, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814469
Long: 144.969119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 2000
Front Inscription

Officer`s Regimental Sword and Leather Bound Cane

In memory of all Australian servicemen who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in Vietnam
1962 - 1973

Donated by LtCol W E Sullivan
ANZAC Day 2000

Source: MA
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