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Richard Rewi Reweti



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    Richard Rewi AWMM
  • Surname
    Reweti AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fuzz AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42289 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
    21 June 1948 AWMM
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  • Dick was one of the longest serving Officers at the Kaitoke Prison and also commanded the Cadet Unit for many many years.

    Joined the New Zealand Army as a 17-year-old in 1966. Posted to Terendak in Malaysia in November 1967. Served two tours in Vietnam. First tour: with V3 Company (Mortar Platoon), May 1968 to May 1969. Second tour: with W2 Company, June-November 1969. Source: Memories of New Zealand and the Vietnam War, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
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  • Death
    18 February 2017 AWMM
    WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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  • 42289 RichardRewi(Fuzz)REWETI [V3,W2] (4 Platon 74/75 & Support Coy 75/76) 18 February 2017 aged 68. Buried at Aramoho Cemetery (maybe), 3 Papaiti Rd, Aramoho, Whanganui 4584. Block; ??, Row; ??, Plot; ??.(not in council records..tbc) [-39.89118, 175.09214] LEST WE FORGET much loved friend of all in the battalion. ONWARD
  • To all Richards past comrades, past and current colleagues and friends of whom there are too many to thank individually, please accept this as our personal acknowledgement to you all for your koha, donations, baking and support. 'One word frees us all of the weight and pain of life, that word is love.'
    Published in The Wanganui Chronicle on Mar. 3, 2017
  • REWETI, Richard Rewi (a.k.a. Fuzz). The Whanau of the late Richard Reweti sincerely appreciate and acknowledge the support, sympathy and aroha extended to us by our relatives, friends and colleagues during our time of grief. Special thanks are extended to the Doctors and Nurses of the Critical Care Unit at Whanganui Hospital and the Whanganui Hospice for their care and sensitivity. Our sincere thanks to past and current colleagues at Whanganui Prison for their tireless support and assistance and a heartfelt thank you to the Veterans, Cadets and staff of the 5/7 RNZIR Battalion. Thank you to Bernie Broughton and Jack Tepu for your mindfulness and devotions. Our gratitude is also extended to Stu and Aria and the Ringawera for your tireless work behind the scenes. To all Richards past comrades, past and current colleagues and friends of whom there are too many to thank individually, please



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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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