Viet­nam vets in­vited

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

Of the 4000 Viet­nam veter­ans who served in the South-east coun­try, up to 40 per cent of the sol­diers died be­fore they were 50.

Of the re­main­ing sol­diers in the Manawatu¯ , a call is go­ing out to in­vite them to meet the New Zealand exViet­nam Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Andy Peters who will be in Palmer­ston North on Novem­ber 24.

Harry Komene, sec­tion com­man­der of Whiskey com­pany served in Viet­nam in 1967-68. He is on the veter­ans’ wel­fare com­mit­tee with Al­bie Arm­strong.

“We don’t know where a lot of the vets are be­cause they don’t have email or mo­bile phones. We hope they will read the pa­per,” says Harry.

Al­bie was a ra­dio oper­a­tor with Vec­tor com­pany 1 in Viet­nam.

Both men are Nga¯ puhi but set­tled in Palmer­ston North on re­turn from their tour of duty.

■ Viet­nam Veter­ans — meet the new pres­i­dent, 2pm, Novem­ber 24, RSA, Lin­ton St Bowl­ing Club. For more in­for­ma­tion, Harry Komene 027 7689088.

Ex-Viet­nam Veter­ans Al­bie Arm­strong and Harry Komene are invit­ing veter­ans to meet new ex-Viet­nam Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Andy Peters.

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