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Vietnam Veterans Memorial : 08-June-2013
Vietnam Veterans Memorial : 08-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. The monument is surmounted with a replica of the Long Tan Cross, with a plaque underneath explaining the story of Long Tan.  

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:Sulphide & Argent Streets, War Memorial Reserve, Broken Hill, 2880
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.959035
Long: 141.463873
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1963
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th August, 2004
Front Inscription

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Plaque:
The Battle of Long Tan – Operation "Smithfield"
18 August 1966
D Company 6 RAR
( description of battle)

Source: MA,NRWM
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