Vietnam War 1962 - 1973
From 1962, approximately 50,000 Australians, including ground troops, airforce and navy personnel served in Vietnam. 521 died and close to 2,400 were wounded.
It is important to highlight that many young men were conscripted to serve in Vietnam. From 1965 to 1972, 19,450 national servicemen served in the Vietnam War, with 202 killed and 1,279 wounded. The National Service Scheme was abolished on 5 December 1972.
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY – 18TH AUGUST – LEST WE FORGET
Vietnam Veterans’ Day honours those Australians who served during the Vietnam War and remembering those who died in the war.
Vietnam Veterans from 1RAR sent photos to the author of the song to be included in a video with the song. Click here to watch that video on YouTube.