Anzac Day —-The day which gives us all the chance to salute and thank our very own soldiers (our hero’s )for the sacrifices they have done to defend our soil and for their unwavering dedication to our freedom.A lot to learn from their unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others and not letting the task go until it's been done.
Diverse Tassie is fortunate enough to meet two of our beloved Ex-servicemen and thank them for their services and sacrifices they have done for our great nation.They were kind enough to share some of their experiences.
Mr John Galpin:
Joined Army in 1967 and Served as a Corporal in South Vietnam and had qualifications in all
3 requirements for a Sergeant on completion of his duty in South Vietnam.
“Like many of our War Veterans,I have good and bad memories of my tour of duty.The bad ones I try to forget ,but I am happy to share some of my good ones.
I remember the faces of a Vietnamese family in a small village,When I was on a MED CAP Protection Patrol.While our doctors were attending the villagers,I gave items to the children from my ration pack.The old men and women and children smiled and an old man offered me a glass of rice wine.
I remember vividly a sense of relief and thankfulness, As I flew home to Wynyard airport on a bright sunny spring Tasmanian day in September 1970 and I looked out of window at the lush farmlands surrounding Wynyard and I prayed to God,”Thank you God for bringing me home safely;Thank you Lord Jesus for looking after me”.
Mr Norman Brundle: “I served for 20 years in various unit in Australia and overseas, would I do it again… YES”
Norman after serving in the Army for over 20 years recalls with pride all the sacrifices he had to go through.Even though it took a while for him to come to terms with leading a normal civilian life,He still takes immense pride in what he has done during his service and in an unprecedented way says:
“I served for 20 years in various unit in Australia and overseas, would I do it again… YES”
We at Diverse Tassie salute our Hero’s for fighting for our Freedom. Have you got a story to share send us via email firstname.lastname@example.org