Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/12/2007

Body of Australian Vietnam War soldier returns home

CANBERRA (Reuters) – The remains of an Australian soldier killed during the Vietnam War were returned home to a ceremonial welcome on Wednesday, 36 years after his helicopter was shot down by enemy fire.

Lance Corporal John Gillespie, a 24-year-old army medic, died on April 17, 1971, when his helicopter crashed and caught ablaze after coming under fire during a medical evacuation in the Minh Dam Mountains of southern Phuoc Tuy province. for more click here

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