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12-September-2013
12-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

The replica of the Long Tan cross commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during the Vietnam War between 1963 and 1972.  Surrounding the monument are commemorative park benches in which the back rests contains a collage of prints depicting the battle as well as a Presidential citation presented by Lyndon B. Johnson to D Company, 6th Battalion.

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:Valley View Drive, Memorial Park, McLaren Vale, 5171
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.217016
Long: 138.538353
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1963
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th August, 2006
Front Inscription

This replica of the cross erected at Long Tan in Vietnam honours the memory of all those who lost their lives as a consequence of their involvement in the war in Vietnam

1963 - 1972

Lest We Forget

Plaque:

In honour of all those who have served our country

Lest We Forget
 

 

Source: MA
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