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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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PATERSON, David

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

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RAFFEN, Francis Lindsay

Service number 4186
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army
Born 26 Aug 1928

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STEEN, David John

Service number 4719232
Sapper
1st Field Squadron
RAE
Australian Army
Born 8 Nov 1946

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SCHUIT, Martinus Jacobus Maria

Service number 4720852
Sapper
17th Construction Squadron
Australian Army
Born 15 Sep 1947

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NOACK, Errol Wayne

Service number 4717546
Private
5th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Australian Army
Born 28 Mar 1945

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BADCOE, Peter John (aka BADCOCK)

Service number 41400
Major
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army
Born 11 Jan 1934

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SMITH, Bernard Lyle

Service number 42252
Sergeant
5th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Australian Army
Born 2 Sep 1939

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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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