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01-December-2013
01-December-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A park bench commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history. 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.

Location

Address:Shoalhaven Heads Road & David Berry Street, Shoalhaven Heads Memorial Park, Shoalhaven Heads, 2535
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.851275
Long: 150.744328
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Memory Of Those Who Served In VIETNAM WAR

Source: MA
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