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Graeme Ronald Keen

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 39274 AWMM
  • Also known as
    G. R. Keen AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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Plaque at Ruru Lawn Cemetery

2 LT. Graeme Ronald Keen

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Graeme Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Keen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    G. R. Keen AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 39274 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    4 January 1945 AWMM
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Service

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    Vietnam 39274 AWMM
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  • 39274 KEEN, Graeme Ronald Born Geraldine on 4 Jan 1945. Enlisted as Regular Force Cadet on 9 Jan 1961. On graduation was posted to 3 Tp, 6 Indep Fd Sqn, in trade of Carpenter and Joiner. Then posted to 3 Tp 1 Constr Sqn, RNZE both located in Addington, Christchurch. Deployed to South Vietnam 20 Sep 66. Deplaned Vung Tau and posted to NZ V Force, RNZE Det in South Vietnam. Emplaned Tan Son Nhut 7 Dec 66 for return to NZ. Returned to NZ 16 Dec 1966 and posted back to 3 Fd Sqn, Addington. Emplaned for South Vietnam for second deployment. Marched in to 161 Bty, 8 Apr 67 at Vung Tau. Task was to assist in construction of accommodation for V Coy. Emplaned for return to NZ 2 Jun 67 and deplaned Whenuapai 13 Jun 67. Both Vietnam medals awarded. Discharged 9 Mar 69. Later commissioned as 2Lt in the 3 Fd Sqn, Territorial Force. Resigned commission 16 Sep 74.

    Served in Vietnam with NZ V Force 20.9.1966 to 7.12.1966, then with 161 Bty, Nui Dat 5.4.1967 to 2.6.1967. Death notice in Timau Herald 3 August with no date of death - late July but no day of death recorded. Enlisted 9.1.1961 and served in RF until 8.3.1969. Joined TF 9.3.1969 and served to 16.9.1974 as 2Lt. AWMM
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Death

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    13 July 2019 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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