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08-December-2013
08-December-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson / Sandra Brown

The Vietnam Veteran's Commemorative Walk consists of a memorial cairn and an interpretive centre called Luscombe Bowl and is dedicated to all servicemen, servicewomen and eleven tracker dogs who served in the Vietnam War.

Luscombe Bowl is a replica of the makeshift entertainment venue set up by soldiers during the war at the end of Luscombe Airfield at Nui Dat in Vietnam. The replica Luscombe Bowl will provide interpretive displays depicting veterans’ war time experiences ranging from jungle warfare to troop concerts.

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:High Street, Seymour, 3660
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.019656
Long: 145.130617
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:Wednesday 30th March, 2011
Front Inscription

Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk

This site is dedicated to all the servicemen and servicewomen who served in South Vietnam 1962 - 1975

Left Side Inscription

In memory of the 17 RAAF personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in South Vietnam 1962 - 1975

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

In memory of the 496 Army personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in South Vietnam 1962 - 1975

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

In memory of the 8 Navy personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in South Vietnam 1962 - 1975

Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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