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30-June-2021
30-June-2021

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The monument commemorates those who served with the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972.

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), affectionately known as "The Team", was raised and sent to Vietnam in 1962 initially under the command of Colonel F. P. Serong.  Raised in 1962, the unit was raised solely for service as part of Australia's contribution to the war in Vietnam, providing training and assistance to South Vietnamese forces. It is believed to be the most decorated Australian unit to serve in Vietnam with members of the unit receiving over 100 decorations, including four Victoria Crosses, while it was in existence. The unit was disbanded in late 1972 when Australia ended its commitment to the war.

The Unit at this time consisted of 30 Officers and Warrant Officers who were originally to be employed in the training roles of Vietnamese Units.  As the war escalated in 1965, AATTV was increased to 100 members (including some Staff Sergeants, Sergeants and Corporals) and they were employed from the Delta areas in the far South to the Northern border of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Vietnam.

A total of 1000 members served with AATTV during the entire period of the conflict - 1962 to 1972.  This consisted of  990 Australians and 10 New Zealanders.  Casualties were recorded as 33 members Killed In Action (KIA) and 122 as Wounded in Action (WIA).

Location

Address:ANZAC Highway, Keswick Military Complex, Keswick, 5035
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.944117
Long: 138.581458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:31-July-1962
Actual Event End Date:16-December-1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY TEAM
           VIETNAM

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (The Team) served in
South Vietnam from 31st July 1962 to 16th December 1972, the longest
period of continuous active service of any Australian military unit.

In this time a total of 1,000 members, of whom 192 were officers,
659 warrant officers, and 147 non commissioned officers, served throughout South Vietnam singly or in small groups in a variety of leadership, training and advisory appointments.

For its efforts The Team was awarded two Unit Citations :
The United States Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, and
The Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and Palm Unit Citation.

In addition, individual Team members received a total of 113 awards for
gallantry and service, including four Victoria Crosses, and
245 United States of America, and 376 South Vietnamese awards.

This memorial is dedicated to The Team members who gave their lives,
to all Team members who served in South Vietnam, and to families
who supported them.

Plaque :

` Vale `

The Following Members Made The Supreme Sacrifice

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Source: MA
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