Vietnam veteran's anger at public hatred still burns 50 years on

Steve Evans
August 17 2023 - 5:30am
Helicopter gunship pilot Ian Thompson at the Vietnam War Memorial in Canberra. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Helicopter gunship pilot Ian Thompson at the Vietnam War Memorial in Canberra. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

Australia is preparing to honour its Vietnam veterans 50 years after Australian involvement ended. There is to be a grand ceremony on Vietnam Veteran's Day in Canberra on Friday.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Reporter

Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

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