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Long Tan Memorial : 14-July-2011
Long Tan Memorial : 14-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

Long Tan Memorial commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War and those who paid the supreme sacrifice.

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:Broadway Street, Junee, 2663
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.868172
Long: 147.582931
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 18th August, 2004
Front Inscription

Vietnam Veterans
     Federation

LONG TAN MEMORIAL

      Dedicated
   To All Those
Who Served In The War
In South Vietnam
  1972 - 1975
And To Those
Who Made The
Supreme Sacrifice.

Erected on 18th Aug. 2004
by South-West Slopes Sub-Branch

Officially Dedicated
           By
Member For Riverina
KAY HULL, MP
18 August 2004

Source: MA
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