This memorial to those who served in the Vietnam War is located on the southern side of the South Tweed Sports Club. It consists of a memorial wall, established first, and the surrounding memorial garden which was added later.
The memorial wall was donated by South Tweeds Sports Club. It was blessed by Father A. Hoade on15 August 2005 and officially opened by Mr Bill Mason, Queensland RSL State President shortly after on 18 August. It is topped with a cross associated with the Long Tan Battle in Vietnam and bears an honour roll. There are also a number of plaques with the names of individual soldiers and a citation from Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States of America, to D Company, sixth Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment of the Australian Army for extraordinary heroism.
The memorial garden was launched on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan which claimed the lives of 17 Australians and wounded 25 more. It was unveiled on 3 November 2006 by John Heslewood, President of the Long Tan Veterans and Keith Payne VC. A plaque is also located on the memorial wall to acknowledges the role of Sergeant P. W. Crockett for his support of Vietnam veterans and being a driving force for the garden.
This Vietnam Veterans Memorial
was blessed by
Fr. A. Hoade
on the 15th of August 2005
This Vietnam Veterans Memorial
South Tweed Sports
officially opened on
the 18th of August 2005
by Mr Bill Mason. Queensland RSL State President
This Memorial was unveiled on the
3rd November 2006 by
Mr John Heslewood,
The Long Tan Veterans Association
and Mr Keith Payne VC
In Honour of those who gave their lives while
serving their country during the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam -18th August 1966
LEST WE FORGET
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL CLUB
TWEED HEADS SOUTH
dedicated to 2412214 Sgt. P.W. (Davy) Crockett 3 Cav Regt R.A.A.C.
1968-69 1971 Vietnam
For outstanding service, dedication and support to Vietnam Veterans. The inspiration and
driving force behind this memorial garden and annual remembrance day.
16-1-1943 1-7-2014 LEST WE FORGET
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Garden
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Private||C J||Whiston||Vietnam||24337||3787607||Army||6th Batt Roy Aust Regt||view|
|Private||M R||Wales||Vietnam||24337||216559||Army||6th Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
|Private||L J||Van Boeckel||Vietnam||147935||Army||3rd Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
|Private||F B||Topp||Vietnam||24337||1200265||Army||6th Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
|Private||D J||Thomas||Vietnam||24337||38712||Army||6th Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
|Sapper||A R||Stephen||Vietnam||1734973||Army||17th Const Squadron||view|
|Sapper||V R||Slockee||Vietnam||1411022||Army||17th Const Sqd RAE||view|
|2nd Lieutenant||G C||Sharp||Vietnam||24337||2781465||Army||6th Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
|Private||L E||Scully||Vietnam||3791311||Army||9th Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
|Staff Sergeant||D R||Sawyer||Vietnam||311194||Army||8th Batt Royal Aust Regt||view|
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