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Mick Markham 9RAR Veteran: Home From Vietnam

Posted on: Mon 27 Jul 2020

Part 2 of Mick’s interview.  Life after Vietnam was a hard slog for a while, but Mick got his act together, and was then able to help other veterans to access health and other services.  Mick discusses the Vietnam era issues including the role his unit had in Vietnam; Mates; the Vietnam ‘Welcome Home’ parade in 1987; and the importance and meaning to him of trips he’s made back to Vietnam… he never imagined he could do it.


This interview is an abridged version of the one conducted by Professor Mick Dodson and Dr Allison Cadzow with Craig Greene as part of the Australian Research Council-funded research project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia. Special permission has been granted for broadcast by Service Voices.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this interview may contain information about deceased persons.


Photo: Soldiers from 9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR) bound for Vietnam boarding HMAS Sydney in Adelaide.    Copyright Australian War Memorial

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