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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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NT news


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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8 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 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Ray Foster RAY Foster was only in Vietnam for eight months but was wounded twice in mortar attacks. He was in the last Australian unit to serve in Vietnam before the troops were brought home and was part of the final patrol at Nui Dat. Mr Foster, of Leanyer, Darwin, served in the 4th Batallion of 4RAR. A blown-up copy of this photo has pride of place in the Parap Tavern. Mr Foster said Vietnam vets were treated badly by other Australians when they came home. Nobody wanted to know us, he said. We were treated like mongrels. Now its fashionable to talk to a vet. That annoys me a bit. Youd be surprised at how many blokes lie about having served in Vietnam. They make it up because its trendy. Above: Ray Foster in the last patrol at Nui Dat.

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