18 June 2024
Australian veterans return more memorabilia of Vietnamese soldiers 0

Australian veterans return more memorabilia of Vietnamese soldiers 0

(Dan Tri) - The group of Australian veterans in the `Roaming Souls` project will return to Vietnam this November, bringing back more memorabilia of the Vietnamese soldiers that Australian soldiers brought home.

(Dan Tri) – The group of Australian veterans in the `Roaming Souls` project will return to Vietnam this November, bringing back more memorabilia of the Vietnamese soldiers that Australian soldiers brought home.

According to Derrill de Heer, an Australian veteran who fought in Vietnam, his group `Wandering Souls` and Dr. Bob Hall, also a veteran who fought in Vietnam, will return to Vietnam from September 7.

Their project has given the Vietnamese government and a number of veteran groups a lot of information marking the locations of places where Australian and New Zealand soldiers buried Vietnamese soldiers.

The Wandering Souls Project also calls on Australian and New Zealand veterans to return war memorabilia they have kept for nearly 40 years.

On their upcoming return to Vietnam, they hope to meet and talk with high-ranking Vietnamese generals in the resistance war against the US.

Among the memorabilia that Australian veterans plan to return this time is the diary found by David Keay, an Australian soldier, at a field hospital of the Vietnamese army’s K76 military medical unit during the period.

The crocodile leather-wrapped diary includes many short excerpts of poems, essays, and songs.

In addition, among the souvenirs returned this time, there is also a photo that the group `Roaming Souls` believes is a photo of the `Village Tutelary God`, found by an Australian soldier at a pagoda in Long Phuoc village, Phuoc

Derrill de Heer said his group plans to contact Ba Ria Vung Tau province officials and will give the photo to Long Phuoc or if lucky, to the former temple itself.

Images of some memorabilia expected to be returned by `The Wandering Souls` this time:

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