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  • Service number
    • Vietnam 42420 AWMM
    • Vietnam 731184 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Padre AWMM
    • John AWMM
    • T. Tairea AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

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  • Also known as
    • Padre AWMM
    • John AWMM
    • T. Tairea AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 42420 AWMM
    • Vietnam 731184 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
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    • Vietnam 42420 AWMM
    • Vietnam 731184 AWMM
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  • Death
    26 July 2019 AWMM
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    It is with great sadness that we the Tairea family announce the passing of the late
    Sgt. T. Tairea (PADRE) WO2

    1 RNZIR, 40420, Victor 4 Company
    4th Dan International Tae Kwon Do Instructor
    Who went to be with The Lord at 1320 hours on the 26th July 2019, Wellington Hospital, New Zealand.

    The beloved son of the late
    Auru-Enua-o-Avaiki Tairea and Nioputa Metuangaro Tairea
    Loved husband of Teremoana Tairea
    Cherished brother of (d) Vaine (Big Man), Makatea (Maka),Tinokura (Ti), (d) John, Rourukeu (Vouvou), Rev. Maara, Tangatakerekere (Blackie), Metuavaine (Tua), Vaipunu (Wai), Ngatungane (Nane), Ngatokoa (Tokoa), Teuratemearii (Ben) and Ngatuaine.
    Adored father of Schofield (William), James and Lenior. Feeding father to Apiianga (Nane), Melissa and Cathy.
    Adored grandfather, great grandfather, papa, brother in-law, cousin, uncle, service man, teacher and friend. 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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