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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT




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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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6 NT NEWS. Thursday, April 21, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 7 0 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Stuart Sporn STUART Sporn was conscripted from Alice Springs and entered the army in July 1966. He remembers overnighting with Ted Styles of Outback Transport in his house in Bishop St, Darwin, the night before leaving for Vietnam. Mr Sporn, who lives at Larrakeyah, Darwin, spent nine months in 1ATF at Nui Dat. He went on four operations at fire support bases; his main task was locating firing positions of mortar crews by radar. Mr Sporn left for home the night of the start of the Tet Offensive in January 1968. He said the Vietnam experience had a profound effect on his life. Mr Sporn went back with his wife in 1995 and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The Vietnamese are an extremely resourceful people. This war fought by western methods was unwinnable as is the American war in Afghanistan. Below: Stuart Sporn on his last operation in Vietnam.

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