22 August 2018
I too want to acknowledge the Vietnam veterans who join us today. I was delighted to again attend the Mitchell sub-branch for the Vietnam veterans service on Saturday to mark Vietnam Veterans Day. It was a particularly moving service because the branch marked the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral and the involvement of our local veterans, including John Phoenix, John Blackwell, Ian Warren and Bruce Tarran. The Unit Citation for Gallantry has of course been a long time coming to those men.