Vietwar Memorial near lightning ridge

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 17:09
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Gday all can anybody tell me if there is a memorial somewhere near lightning ridge. not an official one. I think it's near there, set up buy some vietnam vets. I have been to it but must be getting oldtimers can't remember exactly. Thanks
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Reply By: vk1dx - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 18:36

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 18:36
Can you please cease abbreviating the Vietnam War.
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Follow Up By: Dennis P (Bullaring. WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 20:49

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 20:49
Yep, agree 100%, just hit the 'thanks' button, Phil.
For those of us that were there it is an insult and a put down to see this WAR described as anything other!


Cheers,
Dennis
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:14

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:14
Only thing I could find was a memorial to servicemen in all wars.
Lightning Ridge War Memorial

This article mentions the Sheepyard pub . . . this may be near the memorial mentioned above, or it may have another memorial . . . there is reference to a special service held there to commemorate the battle of Long Tan.
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Follow Up By: Member - bill j (VIC) - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:43

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:43
Thanks PK Ranger yes it is at Grawin / Sheepyards War Memorial
a lot further from lightning ridge than I rememberd . Had a look on Google earth. thanks again.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:46

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:46
Easy mate, cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Gary R M (VIC) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 13:52

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 13:52
Hi Bill, there is quite a moving memorial near the Sheepyard pub about an hour west of Lightning Ridge.

We saw it when we went on the self guided 3 pubs in the scrub tour.

The Sheepyard Pub also has some moving memorabilia from the Vietnam conflict.

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Reply By: Denis H - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 17:08

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 17:08
Yes - Good day trip from Lighting Ridge to Sheepyard Pub and the Memorial. If a veteran sign your name on the Pub wall, etc. Have a beer and great Pies!


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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:54

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:54
Sounds good to me. We could drop in after the Simpson. I gather that it is the Inn at Goodoolga. Always try to drop in. These "odd" in the nicest ways always have good friendly patrons. Always a local yarn to listen to over a good bit of tucker. And the veterans list is worth a scan. May see some names that I know.

Thanks mate and looking forward to the reunion. I have one at 133 in two weeks. Not bad numbers for such a small mob. You will know one or maybe two as well.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 20:24
It was initiated by Vietnam vets but it is not a specific memorial the the Vietnam vets.

A gem in the opal fields: Sheepyard War Memorial


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