LA GRASTA, Gaetano

Service Number: A222023
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Base Support Flight (RAAF)
Born: Genoa, Liguria, Italy, 22 September 1946
Home Town: Rozelle, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cooks Assistant
Died: Stabbed by Vietnamese Civillian, Vung Tau, Vietnam, 19 June 1967, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Mortuary 2, area 17, grave 2098
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Seymour Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

28 Oct 1966: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, A222023
19 Jun 1967: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, A222023, Base Support Flight (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Gaetano was born on 22nd Sept. 1946 in Genoa Italy - his parents details are unknown

He was a leading Aircraftman with the Royal Australian Air Force - service no. A222023 & was serving in the Vietnam War

He died of wounds he received in a knife fight with a South Vietnamese soldier near Vung Tau on 19th June, 1967

He is buried in Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney NSW and is memoralized on the Vietnam War Memorial Grafton