It is not a common occurrence that we receive medals from conflicts other than WWI or WWII. When we do there is an urgency to resolve the research since the veteran or their immediate family are probably desperate to locate their medals.
This story is of a Vietnam War group of medals awarded to A118818 Graham Patrick McAuliffe. Graham served with 2 Squadron, RAAF during the Vietnam War.
I received the medals from Peter who came across them in Newcastle NSW. The combined effort of the 2 Squadron RAAF Association and Christina from the DVA Nominal Roll staff has led to locating Graham's family and the medals will soon be returned.
The returned medal tally is now 1670.