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A Vietnam Medal to the Australian Army Training Team

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A Vietnam Medal to the Australian Army Training Team

A Vietnam Medal to the Australian Army Training Team - Elizabeth II (23661 J.VEZGOFF) Naming is officially impressed, extremely fine. Footnote: Joseph Vezkoff was born 24 March 1928 in Newcastle, NSW. He saw service in the Korean War during 1950-51 with the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. There are photos of this service as well as photos of him during his Vietnam service; he ranked as a Warrant-Officer Class 2; Australian Army Training Team Vietnam 29/07/1962 to 13/08/1963: Raised in 1962, the unit was raised solely for service as part of Australia's contribution to the war in Vietnam, providing training and assistance to South Vietnamese forces. Notably: Vezkoff was quoted in regards to his service with Aboriginals in the Australian Army:   “Reg Saunders was one of the best company commanders I had served under and he was admired by the company as an excellent leader.” Private Joe Vezgoff   Quoted regarding his Korean Service:   The Australian army was also a "multicultural" army, which added another dimension to some events. Private Joe Vezgoff remembered one incident:  “We were about a mile forward of the battalion, with the responsibility of racing back when we saw any large troop movement on our front. I, of Russian origin, and George of Chinese, caused some consternation when someone back at battalion headquarters asked who was in the forward outpost. 'A Chinese and a Russian', came the reply!”  
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