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Vietnam Plaque : November 2013
Vietnam Plaque : November 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The plaque commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  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.


Address:Calder Highway & View Street, Soldiers Memorial Ground, Kangaroo Flat, 3555
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.798507
Long: 144.243785
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Front Inscription


1962  1972

Honour the dead

But fight like hell for the living

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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