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A cross commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War. A plaque at the base of the cross commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

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.. 

Location

Address:99 Dickson Street, RSL Grounds, Sunshine, 3020
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.787246
Long: 144.837452
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th August, 2006
Front Inscription

1962  Vietnam  1973

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Saluting Their Service

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan
Vietnam 18th August 1966

In memory of all those who served in the Vietnam Conflict and who paid the supreme sacrifice

Lest We Forget
18th August 2006

Source: MA
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