From the voices in my head..... Don't confuse it with the voices in your head.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Vietnam Veterans Reunion March 2012 in South Vietnam?
I can confirm its authentic. The organisers have been working for several years trying to get it up and running and its finally got support from the RSL and DFAT. The Embassy has just sent a formal request to the Vietnamese government seeking approval. Hopefully once received, further information will flow.
Daniel Kindness Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) Defence Section Australian Embassy Hanoi
WARNING ORDER .... SIGNIFICANT EVENT.... Pass on to your contacts!
FYI but, note that I have no idea about the authenticity of this information so we need to keep the powder dry and wild hopes in check until better info comes to hand Despite Ian's upbeat message there may be considerable Vietnamese political hurdles to overcome before such an event becomes reality.
A couple of nights ago there was a informal gathering in Vung Tau. Present were the outgoing, and incoming Military Attaches (amongst others). In the course of the evening a matter was raised that I feel deserves the widest distribution at the earliest convenience.
The subject .... A Vietnam Veterans Reunion to take place in South Vietnam during March 2012. Those attending would be representative of services participating in the conflict. Namely Army, Navy and Air Force of Australia (and probably New Zealand ) as well as ARVN, VC and NVA. It is envisioned that it will probably encompass both Saigon (sorry HCMC) and Vung Tau.
This would be a considerably Significant Event for any Vietnam Veterans and should be worthy of our fullest attention. Especially considering that there aren't as many of us as there used to be. I think that most of us would agree that the idea/concept should given as much support/consideration/encouragement as possible.
Towards that end I would encourage everyone to indicate their interest/support of the idea and contact:
Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) Defence Section Australian Embassy Hanoi Email: Daniel.Kindness@dfat.gov.au