Kevin George CONWAY

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CONWAY, Kevin George

Service Number: 13097
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 11 December 1928
Home Town: Wellington Point, Redland, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in action, South Vietnam, 6 July 1964, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot 14 Row B Grave 9 Remains repatriated to Australia 2nd June 2016
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cleveland War Memorial, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place
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Korean War Service

27 Jan 1955: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN 13097
27 Jan 1955: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN 13097, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)

Vietnam War Service

15 Nov 1963: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN 13097, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
15 Nov 1963: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN 13097
6 Jul 1964: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN 13097, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)

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Biography

Birth: Dec. 11, 1928
Brisbane
Queensland, Australia
Death: Jul. 6, 1964, Vietnam

13097 Temporary Warrant Officer Class 2
Kevin George. Conway, Age 35.
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam
Attached to US Special Forces. He was killed in action at Nam Dong, Thua Thien Province on 6th July 1964. He was the first combat casualty. He held the Medal of Knight, National Order of Vietnam , Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He was also awarded a Campaign Service Medal with clasp South Vietnam (this is a very rare award only 68 issued, all to the AATTV). He also was awarded the US Silver Star and the Vietnamese Armed Forces Honour Medal, Kevin Conway was recommended for the Victoria Cross, but this was denied at that time, because Australia was not at war. The Australian Government saw fit not to award Conway with anything, but the South Vietnamese awarded him their highest award being the National Order of Vietnam.
Warrant Officer Class 2, Kevin Conway becomes the first Australian to die as a result of enemy action in South Vietnam.

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