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16-September-2017 (Russell Byers)
16-September-2017 (Russell Byers)

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The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action served in 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:Endeavour Drive, Flagstaff Point, Wollongong, 2500
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.421862
Long: 150.907708
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-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 5th October, 1987
Front Inscription

This memorial was erected by the Vietnam Veterans (Illawarra) 

This memorial was dedicated and officially opened on 5th October 1987, by Major General C. M. I. Pearson A.O. D.S.O.  O.B.E.  M.C.  Rtd.

To perpetuate the memory of our fallen comrades 

Left Side Inscription

Dedicated to those who sacrificed, suffered and served

Rear :

Lest We Forget

[ Names ]

 

Right Side Inscription

Vietnam
1962 - 1972

Rear :

Lest We Forget

[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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