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The memorial track is Max Carlyon`s unique tribute to his mates who died in Vietnam. The track is 365 metres long, one metre for each day of duty for the year, in Vietnam, with the former soldier’s names appearing on the section of track representing the day they died.  The track winds between seasonal creeks, among towering gums and ends at a memorial plaque inscribed with the names of the fallen. 

Max was a former forward scout and section commander of Delta Company with 6RAR/NZ in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. During his service in Vietnam, 27 Australians and New Zealanders were killed in action and 159 were wounded.

Note : For directions to property enquire at Ingham RSL. 

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:Max Carlyon Property, Mount Fox, 4850
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.818974
Long: 145.794899
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1969
Approx. Event End Date:1970
Source: MA
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