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Dennis James O'Brien

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Dennis James AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Brien AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dennis J O'Brien AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 30728 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    • Vietnam Lieutenant/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, New Zealand Army Detachment Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Engineers AWMM
    • NEWZAD was the first formed unit sent to Vietnam. An Engineer unit (RNZE), it was deployed on 29 June 1964. NEWZAD was "Engineers" Royal New Zealand Engineers (RNZE). RNZEME is a different "corp". RNZE build/construct bridges/buildings/roads etc. They are known/rank as "Sappers". RNZEME repair vehicles/radios/weapons etc...They are known/rank as "Craftsmen". There were x33 RNZE (engineer/sappers), x2 RNZAMC (medics), x1 RNZAC (armoured corp) & x4 RNZEME (technicians/craftsmen) Total 40. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 21 May 2020 -

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Served in Vietnam

    Vietnam Certificate of Achievement. (1965). The United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam.

    On the ground' OC of NEWZAD with Maj Barrie Brighouse deployed to advise district engr. AWMM


About death

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 May 2020RoscoeAotearoaComrade

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