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PHOTOS: Vietnam Veterans' Day marked in Geebung and Sandgate

Attending Vietnam Veterans' Day in Sandgate are Vince Nissen (1RAR) of Deagon and Paul Harris (RSL sub branch committee) of Shorncliffe.
Attending Vietnam Veterans' Day in Sandgate are Vince Nissen (1RAR) of Deagon and Paul Harris (RSL sub branch committee) of Shorncliffe. Renee McKeown

VIETNAM Veterans' Day was commemorated with services in Sandgate and Geebung today.

Geebung RSL Sub Branch secretary Mick Smith said, "The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966.

"It's now the day on which the service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam is remembered."

A service was also held at Sandgate RSL Sub Branch.

 

Plenty of veterans attended Sandgate RSL sub branch including Peter McNamara (RSL sub branch vice president) of Sandgate and Silas Warr (6RAR) of Boondall.
Plenty of veterans attended Sandgate RSL sub branch including Peter McNamara (RSL sub branch vice president) of Sandgate and Silas Warr (6RAR) of Boondall. Renee McKeown

 

Engineers attending Vietnam Veterans' Day in Sandgate: Ian Stoddart of Sandgate, John Sampson of Bracken Ridge and Bruce Renton of Bracken Ridge.
Engineers attending Vietnam Veterans' Day in Sandgate: Ian Stoddart of Sandgate, John Sampson of Bracken Ridge and Bruce Renton of Bracken Ridge. Renee McKeown

 

Women's Royal Army Corps: Trish Lesina of Bracken Ridge, Terri Debelak of Chermside West, Judy Thistlethwaite of Bracken Ridge and Eve Radford of Aspley at the Geebung Vietnam Veterans' Day service.
Women's Royal Army Corps: Trish Lesina of Bracken Ridge, Terri Debelak of Chermside West, Judy Thistlethwaite of Bracken Ridge and Eve Radford of Aspley at the Geebung Vietnam Veterans' Day service. Renee McKeown

 

Trevor Newman of Geebung and Mark Grice of Geebung remember Glen Drabble and Vic Grice who fought and died at Long Tan and are buried next to each other at Pinnaroo Cemetery.
Trevor Newman of Geebung and Mark Grice of Geebung remember Glen Drabble and Vic Grice who fought and died at Long Tan and are buried next to each other at Pinnaroo Cemetery. Renee McKeown

 

The 7th Combat Services Support Battalion at the Geebung, Zillmere, Bald Hills, Asply RSL sub branch Vietnam Veterans' Day service.
The 7th Combat Services Support Battalion at the Geebung, Zillmere, Bald Hills, Asply RSL sub branch Vietnam Veterans' Day service. Renee McKeown

 

Naval men John Shaw of Geebung and Bryan Barry of Boondall with Dennis Rogers (8RAR) of Albany Creek at the Vietnam Veterans' Day service in Geebung.
Naval men John Shaw of Geebung and Bryan Barry of Boondall with Dennis Rogers (8RAR) of Albany Creek at the Vietnam Veterans' Day service in Geebung. Renee McKeown

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