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The Errol Noack House commemorates the war service of Errol Noack who was the first national serviceman to be killed in the Vietnam War.  

Ten days after arriving in Vietnam, he was critically wounded, apparently in the cross-fire of two Australian sub-units, and died of his wounds in the United States 36th Evacuation Hospital. News of his death sparked public controversy around Australia, and he became a symbol of the small but growing anti-Vietnam War movement in Australia.

In 1989 the South Australian branch of the Returned Services League with assistance from government and veterans' groups, established Errol Noack House to provide emergency accommodation for up to 27 ex-service persons and their families in times of crisis or when undergoing medical treatment.  The establishment is now closed.

Location

Address:18 Penrith Court, Errol Noack House, Mitchell Park, 5043
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.012828
Long: 138.565524
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:24-May-1966
Actual Event End Date:24-May-1966
Source: MA
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