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Te Wa Moana Paenga

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 43651 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Mo AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Te Wa Moana AWMM
  • Surname
    Paenga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mo AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43651 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    17 March 1949 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43651 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Vietnam Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family

    Private Paenga's father, Mr Ahipene Rangi Paenga of Gisborne, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 March 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Australia's Vietnam War
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM