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The glass panel commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. The panel contains a photo of Private Ian Thomson of Thirlmere who was killed in the conflict. Funding was received through the Saluting Their Service Community Grants Program. 

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:1 Mason Street, Picton - Thirlmere-Bargo RSL , Thirlmere, 2572
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.205602
Long: 150.569146
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2016
Front Inscription


    Dedicated To Honour All Those
     Who Served With Distinction
     And Remember All Who Paid The
          Supreme Sacrifice During
         Service To Their Country

            Erected In Recognition Of
              The Battle Of Long Tan
                  50th Anniversary
                   18th August 2016

                    THEIR NAME
                 LIVETH EVERMORE

Source: DVA, NRWM
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