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Nuka Ririnui

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 40642 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Snooks AWMM
    • N. Ririnui AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nuka AWMM
  • Surname
    Ririnui AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Snooks AWMM
    • N. Ririnui AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 40642 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 April 1941 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 40642 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of Tracking team from JWS working with US Army trainees - 17 to 25 April 1967. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 August 1997 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Snooks was born on the 14th April 1941 and died on the 5th of August 1997. He was a Trooper in the NZSAS during the Borneo Konfrontasi. Snooks was also an (NZSAS) instructor at the Jungle Warfare School (Pulada) Malaysia before his tour to Vietnam. LEST WE FORGET
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  • Dad's time and memories of his service in the Army meant so much to him - yet he was also guarded about this. He tane tino kaha tenei A good man and father
    Public - Des - Other relative - 24 October 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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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24 October 2015DesKawerau NZOther relative

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