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The plaque dedicated by the Victorian Chapter of the Vietnamese Community in Australia commemorates the sacrifice by Australian servicemen in the defence of South Vietnam 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:25 Veterans Drive, Garden of Reflection, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven , 3925
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.521033
Long: 145.324317
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:Sunday 28th November, 2010
Front Inscription

The noble sacrifice of the Australian servicemen in defence of South Vietnam`s freedom and democracy will never be forgotten

Dedicated by the Vietnamese Community In Australia, Victoria Chapter

28 November 2010

Right Side Inscription
                
 
Source: MA
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