Coming home to New Zealand, he found that he and his comrades couldn’t even join the RSA. Vietnam vets were not welcome until later when RSA membership needed a boost. In 2006, at Wanganui RSA, Don presented a verbal submission to the travelling Joint Working Group on Concerns of VietnamContinue Reading

http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=42738 Veterans whose quality of life was compromised by exposure to chemical defoliants such as Agent Orange during their service in Vietnam were especially acknowledged in a speech by Lynette Stankovich, wife of Vietnam War veteran Padre Wally Te Ua. In 2008, former prime minister Helen Clark publicly acknowledged NewContinue Reading