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A plaque commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Vietnam. 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:Vaux Street, 6th Light Horse Memorial, Holman Oval, Cowra, 2794
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.836431
Long: 148.688127
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd November, 2002
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This commemorative plaque
       was unveiled
in memory of fallen comrades
on behalf of Vietnam veterans
    of the Riverina on
2nd November 2002
on the occasion of the
25th Annual Reunion of
Riverina Vietnam Veterans
  by Mr Peter Andren
Federal Member for Calare


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Source: MA
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