Antony Jeffrey (Tony) HUELIN

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HUELIN, Antony Jeffrey

Service Number: O2771
Enlisted: 18 July 1966
Last Rank: Sub Lieutenant
Last Unit: RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam
Born: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , 26 February 1943
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Permanent Navy
Died: Helicopter crash, Bien Hoa, Vietnam, 3 January 1969, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Rockingham Vietnam War Roll of Honour, Fremantle Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam Memorial, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Queensland Garden of Remembrance (Pinnaroo), Qld, Toowoomba District Servicemen Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW2, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1966: Enlisted

Vietnam War Service

9 Sep 1968: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, SN O2771, RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam
9 Sep 1968: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, SN O2771

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Discharged

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Biography

"...Sub Lieutenant Antony Jeffrey (Tony) Huelin, of 2nd Contingent, RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV)... RANHFV is serving with 135th Assault Helicopter Company (135th AHC), United States Army. Due to its integrated nature, the unit is designated an ‘experimental military unit', with the nickname EMU. Sub Lt Huelin was killed in action in Vietnam on 3 Jan 1969, along with Warrant Officer Class 1 Steven William Childers, Specialist 4 (SP4) Ernest Dean Dodson, and SP4 Larry Randall McPherson of the 135th AHC. They were flying combat support in bad weather when the helicopter hit power lines near Bien Hoa." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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