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Vietnam vets commemorated

 

A PHOTO montage now hanging in the foyer of the Leongatha Memorial Hall features photos relating to the battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War.

The commemorative montage was bought by South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks earlier this year and he donated it to the South Gippsland community at a commemorative evening held to mark the Battle of Long Tan, and honour all Vietnam veterans and their families and friends on August 18 this year – the 50th anniversary of the battle.

Leongatha RSL approved the hanging of the montage in the foyer of the Leongatha Memorial Hall to accompany the existing historical photos from World War Two.

A plaque on the montage states, “Presented to the people of South Gippsland by Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (Capt. Royal Engineers Ret’d) on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan 18 August 2016”.

Remembering them: from left, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks presents a framed montage of photos of the Vietnam War to Leongatha RSL Sub-branch president Steve Wisdom.

Remembering them: from left, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks presents a framed montage of photos of the Vietnam War to Leongatha RSL Sub-branch president Steve Wisdom.

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