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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-04-21

Description

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/232267

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/664628

Page content

12 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 1 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Eddie Josephs EDDIE Josephs was conscripted into the Army for two years in 1966 and went to Vietnam as a member of 2 Troop, 1 Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers. 1 Field Squadron remained in Vietnam throughout the conflict. As engineers, our training was designed to support the infantry in the field, Eddie says. We specialised in tunnel searching, mine and booby trap detection and destruction, demolition by use of explosives and other devices and construction work. His last role in Vietnam was at Fire Support Base Coral during the Tet Offensive of 1968. At Coral, our position was so dire that I had actually given up hope of ever seeing Australia again. So every day I have lived from that time to now has been a bonus. Eddie remains in contact with old comrades. Vietnam meant that we did something that was special and unique in our lives. Unfortunately, we are all getting older and every year more and more of us pass on.


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