Letters to Editor

North Vietnamese soldiers receiving Australian war pensions

Re: ‘From “The Battle After the War” Ambrose Crowe pp173/4:

“In August 1997, it was revealed that, of the 725 allied soldiers resident in Australia and receiving pensions for service during the Vietnam War, 686 were Vietnamese veterans. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Scott admitted that there may be some North Vietnamese soldiers posing as allied South Vietnamese veterans among that number and receiving a pension. Many of the Vietnamese claimants had no documentation and there was little prospect of accessing service records in Ho Chi Minh City. (Herald Sun, Melbourne 15/8/1997)

North Vietnamese soldiers

One outraged veteran, Major N.A. Watson (Ret) stated that after 20 years of army service including 2 tours of Vietnam, he was required to submit 3 pages of questions detailing units, dates, etc to prove his entitlement to an army pension. (Herald Sun, Melbourne 18/8/1997)

A national disgrace?

Don Tate

ex-4RAR; ex-2nd D&E Platoon; ex-9RAR;

ex-1MIL Hospital

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on January 3, 2016, in General, Local News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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