Murrumba Downs Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Place

Location of Murrumba Downs Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Place

Corner of ANZAC Avenue and Duffield Road
Kallangur QLD 4503

The complete memorial consists of a concrete map of both North and South Vietnam as they were known during the Vietnam War. North is painted Red and the South is painted green. On the map of Sth Vietnam there are a number of brass plaques depicting the places where Aust Troops were located. These plaques are named Da Nang, Phang Rang, Saigon, Vung Tau, Nui Dat and Bien Hoa. There is a path going through the centre of the memorial which has pavers donated by PGH and hand punched by members of the VVAA Bne Nth Sub Branch depicting all the major units that served in Vietnam. The map has gardens along one side.

There is a large dedication rock with a plaque on it with replica medals of the AASM, Vietnam Medal, British General Service Medal post 62 and the Vietnam Campaign medal and Vietnam Logisitcs Support Medal plus replicas of the unit citations presented which were the US Presidential Citation, USA Meritorious Service Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm, US Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, US Navy Commendation, US Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat V Device and three flag poles. In front of the rock is three more brass plaques depicting Navy, Army and Air Force.

Inscription

Vietnam
Infantry Combat Badge
Vietnam
US Presidential unit citation
US Meritorious Unit Commendation
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation
US Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation HMAS Perth
US Navy Unit Commendation HMAS Hobart HMAS Perth
US Airforce Outstanding Unit Award (with Combat V Device) Number Two Squadron the Royal Australian Airforce
Australian Active Service medal 1945 - 1975
General Service Medal (1962) South Vietnam
Australian Vietnam Medal
Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal
Vietnamese Campaign Medal
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES
SOUTH VIETNAM
1962 - 1975

Conflicts commemorated
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Commemorative services held

This memorial is used every Vietnam Veterans Day, 18th August by the VVAA Bne Nth Sub Branch to commemorate the Vietnam War and remember our fallen comrades.

Additional information

The memorial was designed by Wes Mortensen from the Pine Rivers Shire Council in consultation with the VVAA Bne Nth Sub Branch. It was dedicated on Vietnam Veterans Day 1996. It was funded by donations from the Pine Rivers Shire Council, Pine Rivers RSL and Services Memorial Club, PGH, Boral Concrete and some Nurseries in the area and physical assistance from members of the VVAA Bne Nth Sub Branch

Recorded by
Recliffe Museum/John P Smith, OAM, JP (Qual), President VVAA Qld Branch Inc.
Date recorded
27 February 2009

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