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The personal stories of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai residents that were involved in the War in Vietnam, sappers, infantrymen, pilots and Vietnamese. Produced with the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation and Triple H 100.1 FM, the Voice of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai.

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The personal stories of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai residents that were involved in the War in Vietnam, sappers, infantrymen, pilots and Vietnamese. Produced with the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation and Triple H 100.1 FM, the Voice of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai.

    When The War Is Over

    When The War Is Over

    When the war is over, is the war over? Veterans returning from Vietnam were faced with public rejection and the ghosts and demons they carried with them. They learn how to navigate the new world and give help to those following.

    • 12 min.
    Kick the Moon Part 2.

    Kick the Moon Part 2.

    David Sturmer is discharged from the army in 1970 and starts to fight his second war, grappling with PTSD. His psychologist and his painting help put Vietnam over his shoulder. He now helps returning soldiers whenever he can.

    • 12 min.
    Let Me Go

    Let Me Go

    Part 2 of the story of Helen and Joseph, who met after the fall of Saigon. Helen escapes from the communist regime with eight other members of her family. After trials few of us would survive, she is re-united with her husband in Hornsby.

    • 11 min.
    No Guns, No War

    No Guns, No War

    Minh Tuyen Hoang is known to his friends as Joseph, and he runs a successful bakery and restaurant in Hornsby Mall. What many of his friends don't know is he was born near Ha Long Bay, was conscripted into the North Vietnamese Army at the age of 16, spent six months on the Ho Chi Minh Trail under constant attack from American B52 bombers, had his hand blown off by a mine, and then fled Vietnam through Khmer Rouge controlled Cambodia to Thailand where he was accepted as a refugee by Australia.

    • 11 min.
    Tough Luck Pal

    Tough Luck Pal

    Bill Roberts is from a military family so it seemed only natural he would enlist in 1963. He became a medic and did a tour of Borneo in the Konfrontasi, and then was posted to Vietnam, a very different conflict.

    • 11 min.
    Incident at Xuyen Moc

    Incident at Xuyen Moc

    Phillip Chin Quan was conscripted into the Australian Army in 1970. It was the first time he had ever left home. He became part of Psychological Operations, working closely with Vietnamese villagers to identify enemy infiltration. This often put him in harms way, but gave him a deep understanding of the people they were fighting a war amongst.

    • 11 min.

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