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The Moorabbin Vietnam War Memorial features a Long Tan Cross in the middle of a pond with a dedication plaque at the edge. The memorial commemorates all those who served in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973.

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.

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:Dane Road, Basterfield Park, Moorabbin, 3189
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.94
Long: 145.08
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:11-January-1973
Source: RSLV, VWHI
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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