Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Opened: 3rd October, 1992
"I love my Country and I do it out of Respect for the Veterans. It's my way of Thanking those who have Protected the Freedoms I enjoy today" Sorrensen.
In 1987 Australia had it's Homecoming Parade through the streets of Sydney - We honoured those who came home and gave them the cheers that was their right
October 1992 Australia once again gathered together for the opening of the Vietnam Forces National Memorial in Canberra ACT
We came to honour those that did not make it home and to give them the cheers that was their right too
This photo shows
the troops of 5 Platoon, B Company, 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. The image is grit-blasted onto a surface
of 30mm thick polished Imperial Black granite.
This photo shows the troops of 5 Platoon, B Company, 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. The image is grit-blasted onto a surface of 30mm thick polished Imperial Black granite.
"The quotations will represent to future generations the unique vocabulary"
Order of insignia from left to right - Air Force, Army and Navy
The Service Insignia's are each a relief bronze 180mm diameter medallion with 12mm thick background, with the coat of arms raised a further 5mm.
3 MIA Plaques bearing the name of 2 are located outside the central memorial
Their inscriptions read In Memory of:
Robert Charles Carver MIA 4.11.1970
David John Elkington Fisher MIA 27.9.1969
John Francis Gillespie MIA 17.4.1971
Peter Raymond Gillson MIA 8.11.1865
Michael Patrick John Herbert MIA 3.11.1970
Richard Harold John Parker MIA 8.11.1965
(Journalist Neil Sharmon - MIA 1973 - body recovered with that of American Charlie Dean 2003)
"... the thump of the rotors literally
vibrated through my body ....they were instructed to go as low and loud as they could..."
"... the thump of the rotors literally vibrated through my body ....they were instructed to go as low and loud as they could..."
I don't profess to be an expert just someone with a lot of photos and her own story I wished to share, encouraging an interest/affiliation in Australian Military Next Of Kin issues - not all written material has formal approval and will be removed by complaint
In memory of and with utmost respect to all fallen heroes