22 October 2010

Another Vietnam War pair

21867 Robert James McLeod served as a sapper with the Royal Australian Engineers. He completed two tours of Vietnam, the first with 8 RAR and the second with 17 Construction Regiment.
Bob tells us that the medals went missing in 1974/5 when he was involved was in a car accident and his car was towed away. It was not until he went to clean out the wreck that he discovered that someone had beaten him to it, and 'ratted' the car, taking everything of value including his medals.
Bob has received an official duplicate set of medals as well as those additional medals which have been awarded since the Vietnam War ended.
The returned medal tally is now 720 and these are from the NSW RSL box.

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