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15-December-2014
15-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates those who served with the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972.

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:Bazaar & Sussex Streets, Queens Park, Behind War Memorial, Maryborough, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.536855
Long: 152.704818
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

Australian Army Training Team Vietnam

1962      1972
The United States Army  Republic of Vietnam
Meritorious Unit               Cross of Gallantry with
Commendation                Palm Unit Citation

1000 men served in the Team during its service in Vietnam.  They included 10 New Zealanders.

Their distinguished service made the Team one of the most highly decorated in the annals of Australian history.

4VCs.
2 DSOs, 3 OBEs, 6 MBEs, 6MCs, 20 DCMs, 15 MMs, 4 BEMs
4 Queens Commendations For Brave Conduct, 49 MIDS
245 United States Awards.
376 Republic of Vietnam Awards

33   Died on service
122 Wounded in action



 

Source: MA
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