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Location Victoria Drive , Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type Monuments
Description

A bronze and black granite memorial comprising the figures of an Australian and South Vietnamese infantryman standing at rest from patrol, gazing toward the horizon. They are surmounted on a Black Hill black granite pedestal that in turn is mounted on a two-tier black granite surbase and concrete slab base. At the entrance to the memorial area are two black granite blocks dedicated to South Vietnamese refugees. All details are in gold leaf. At the base of the monument on the West, North and East sides are 999, red pavers, black etched, at a cost of $100 each from donors to the project. At the rear of the area are three park benches, each with white metal plaques detailing the major donors of the project that cost $350,000. In the forefront of the concrete slab is a sand filled aperture for the placing of incense sticks from the Vietnamese community.

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Built Figures sculptured by James Martin, bronze cast by Tim Thomson. Pedestal base constructed by S.D.TILLETT Memorials.
Opened 15 October 2006 by LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR DONALD DUNSTAN AC KBE CB
Inscription

Face: Pedestal;
VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
LEST WE FORGET
Left Face: Pedestal
South Vietnam NAVY;VIETNAMESE VETERANS ASSOCIATION ARMY

LOYALTY
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1962-1973

THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES THOSE SERVICEMEN WHO ENLISTED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.

TUONG DAI NAY TUONG NIEM CAC CHIEN BINH DA TINH NGUYEN
NHAP NGU TAI NAM UC VA DA CAO CA HY SINH Pedestal engraved plaque lower:

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE,IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE BRANCHES OF THE RSL, VVAA, VVFA AND THE VIETNAMESE VETERANS' ASSOCIATION.

ASSISTANCE CAME FROM AUSTRALIAN AND VIETNAMESE PEOPLE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS,THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA THE ADELAIDE CITY COUNCIL AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

UNVEILED BY THE COMMANDER AUSTRALIAN FORCE VIETNAM 1971-1972, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR DONALD DUNSTAN AC KBE CB ON THE 15THOCTOBER 2006.

The above statement repeated in the Vietnamese language
Base top tier
REMEMBRANCE

Right Pedestal:
RAN, ARMY, RAAF

MATESHIP

Condition

Excellent

Maintained by Adelaide City Council, RSL, Vietnam Veterans' Association, Vietnam Veterans' Federation, Vietnamese Veterans' Association.

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Names

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HANLEY, Maxwell Powell

Service number 43593
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army
Born 6 Dec 1935

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LEWIS, Peter Edward

Service number 43423
Sergeant
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army
Born 11 Aug 1943

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PATERSON, David

Service number 4718855
Second Lieutenant
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army
Born 24 Jan 1945

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CASADIO, Anthony Austin

Service number O2361
Lieutenant
RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam
Royal Australian Navy
Born 30 Dec 1945

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MOSS, Allan Brian

Service number 4410968
Sergeant
52 Supply Platoon RAASC
Australian Army
Born 16 Nov 1948

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COOPER, Alan John

Service number 4411171
Private
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army
Born 7 May 1948

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RADOMI, Stanley Edwin

Service number 43573
Private
2nd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
Australian Army
Born 25 Sep 1945

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CARLYLE, Hugh

Service number 43941
Trooper
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Australian Army
Born 10 Dec 1948

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