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Document Details


Title: Glen James
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Victoria. State Library. Special Collections. Australian Manuscripts Collection
Collection: Victorians at War - Oral History Project
Description: A Yorta Yorta man, Glen grew up in Shepparton, Victoria, and went to school there before taking up an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner. He was conscripted into the army in July 1968 to fight in Vietnam. Glen undertook his initial training as a field engineer in Puckapunyal, Victoria, and for active service at jungle school in Canungra, Queensland. The Australian Government sent him to Vietnam in May 1969 where he completed a twelve-month tour of duty. Glen returned to Australia in April 1970 and became a founding member of the Ex-Vietnam Royal Australian Engineers Association.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: James, Glen
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Engineer; Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Australia. Army
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; Australia; Oceania; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aboriginal Australians; Asia; Australia; Australia. Army; Australia--Armed Forces; Australia--History; Australia--Military policy; Engineering; Oceania; Oral history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026766-28941