new zealand involvement in the vietnam war

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  1. jrk

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    A very interesting article. One never hears anything whatsoever of New Zealand's involvement in Vietnam.
     
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    Many Koreans there two - My brother told me he thinks he killed one - self defence!
     
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    I remember working with a vet back in the 80's who told me the Koreans were the single most effective counter-insurgency soldiers hes ever seen.

    Brutally effective and they had a passionate hatred for anything communist.
     
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    Nice site jrk. Good information there. You never really here anything other than the USA's involvement in 'nam.
     
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    Yeah, that I did know about. I used to have a book discussing the soldiers involved in Vietnam, but I swear it didn't mention New Zealanders. It wasn't a very comprehensive book anyway, as I recall. I think my dad bought it at a yard sale. I couldn't even tell you the title now.
     
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    Very true - they are brutal to the enemy and to each other.
     
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    both australia and new zealand sent their sas units into vietnam
     
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    The British sent the S.A.S to Vietnam as 'casual observers'.
     
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    I assume they went with full kit then to 'protect themselves' ;)

    I think they saw combat somehow. ;)
     
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    No, they dressed in clown suits. "See, you guys are stupid. They're going to be looking for Army guys..."

    I think they would have seen some 'casual observors' combat, yes. But don't tell anyone ...
     
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    SAS1: oh look there is a load of Vietcong what are we going to do?
    SAS2: don't know we are here as casual observers?
    SAS3: Fire!
    In no time at all there are no Vietcong. They would have been 'attacked' at some point.
     
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    make the point more clearer on what guys are stupid plan d ;)
     
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