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John Leonard Adams

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Identity

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    John Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
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  • Also known as
    J. L. Adams AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 41444 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 November 1944 AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal = 1 Platoon, Victor 6 Company Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 27 August 2017 - NZ Gazette 29 March 1972 & http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz

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Death

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    24 January 2013 AWMM
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  • 41444 John Leonard ADAMS-MM [MV, BV] (1 Platoon, Bravo Coy 1970 = Victor 6 Company 1971) Posted to Nee Soon and RTNZ from Dieppe N70/N72. 24 January 2003 aged 58. Buried at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Raymond Rd, Christchurch 8062. Block 1I, Plot 260. [[-43.532285, 172.691088]] LEST WE FORGET
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 29 November 2017
  • https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/sunday/clips/lest-we-forget

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FqDFPJ3W_c

    During the Vietnam War three Kiwi soldiers from the Victor 6 company carried out an act of extraordinary bravery under intense enemy fire. Their brave and selfless actions saved the lives of two Australians who were critically injured when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by the Vietcong slammed into their tank. For 46 years their platoon commander has been pushing governments on both sides of the Tasman to award medals to these men but has been ignored. What’s become of those soldiers, and is it time NZ recognised the outstanding bravery of the Victor 6?

    Bill PAPUNI, Mike WILLIAMS & John GALLY...
  • John was awarded the Military Medal for his heroic actions on 1 September, 1969 for rescuing wounded soldiers under gunfire as a member of Victor 6 Company, RNZIR. Lest we Forget. Onward.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 October 2016

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