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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
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The plaque commemorates those 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:Vaux Street (Cnr Taragala Street), 6th Light Horse Memorial, Holman Oval, Cowra, 2794
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.836582
Long: 148.688062
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
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd November, 2002
Front Inscription

This commemorative plaque 
        was unveiled 
in memory of fallen comrades 
on behalf of Vietnam veterans 
of the Riverina on 
2nd November 2002 
on the occasion of the 
25th Annual Reunion
             of 
Riverina Vietnam Veterans 
by Mr Peter Andren 
Federal Member for Calare

LEST WE FORGET

 

Left Side Inscription

 

 

Right Side Inscription

 

 

Source: MA
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