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A monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.

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.

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.

Location

Address:Electra Street, Lions Remembrance Park, Bundaberg West, 4670
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.875642
Long: 152.332019
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th October, 1999
Front Inscription

In remembrance of those who paid the supreme sacrifice and those who served in South Vietnam

1962 - 1973

Lest We Forget.

Plaque :

Memorial dedicated by Vietnam veteran Pastor S. W. Law B. A. (Theology)

27th October 1999

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