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13-April-2014
13-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

Vietnam Veterans Place commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War bewteen 1962 and 1975.  The area consists of a memorial stone. 

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.

Location

Address:Marine Parade, John Oxley Park, Redcliffe, 4020
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.232579
Long: 153.116812
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
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

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

Erected by the members of the
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia
Redcliffe Sub Branch.
18th August 2006,
Vietnam Veterans` Day and the
40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

In honour of all who served
in South Vietnam
from 1962 to 1975
       and
in memory of those
who paid the supreme sacrifice

This memorial rock was donated by Peninsula Landscape Supplies
who also assisted with the placing of this memorial

Source: MA
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