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The Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria commemorates all nations who fought against the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. Next to the Memorial is a "Dust-off" UH-1V helicopter donated to the R.S.L by the United States to commemorate the Australian-American alliance during the Vietnam War. The Iroquois served with the United States forces as 73-21763.
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.
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:||44 Clow Street, RSL Club, Dandenong, 3175|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.986148|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Monument Designer:||Lis Johnson|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 30th April, 2005|
The Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria was dedicated on Sunday, 30th April 2005, when these statues were unveiled by His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffrey AC CVO MC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Side by Side
Hanh Quan Phoi Hop 1962 - 1975
To commemorate and honour those who sacrificed their tomorrows, for our freedoms today.
(Inscription in Vietnamese)
This memorial was created through the generosity of the people of Victoria; especially the Vietnamese-Australian community and the Australian and South Vietnam Veterans.
(Inscription in Vietnamese )
This wall is dedicated by the people of South Vietnam, to the peoples of those nations that helped in our struggle for freedom
Wall of Honour Bang Chein Su Oai Hung
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