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A monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during the war in Vietnam.
The memorial consists of two brass plaques fixed to a rough-hewn granite plinth. The plinth sits within a-paved semi-circle with a brick retaining wall behind on which are mounted memorial brass plaques commemorating the deaths of returned servicemen. Two plaques are attached to the plinth with large plaque shaped like an open book with a map of Australia on the left and a list of the names of local Tamworth men who lost their lives in the conflict.
Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Afghanistan. The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. 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.
|Address:||Marius Street, Railway War Memorial Park, Tamworth, 2340|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.088336|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 18th February, 1984|
VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
LEST WE FORGET
1962 - 1973
KILLED IN ACTION
[ Names ]
Their Bodies Are Buried
In Peace And Their Names
Liveth For Evermore
Erected By The Members Of The Vietnam
Legion Veterans Association Of
Australia (Tamworth) And By The Generosity
Of The Citizens Of Tamworth To Honor The
Memory Of Those Servicemen Killed In
Dedicated 18th February 1984.