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Vietnam War Plaque : 28-September-2012
Vietnam War Plaque : 28-September-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973.

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:Centre Dandenong Road, Memorial Precinct, Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL , Cheltenham, 3192
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.968847
Long: 145.089432
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1973


Front Inscription

Vietnam War
3. 8. 1962 - 1. 1. 1973

Number enlisted : 42,700 ARMY
                              2,825 RAN
                              4,443 RAAF
Killed in action
Died of wounds
And other causes : 520
Wounded :              2,398

Funded by D.V.A. and Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL

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