Published on 1st October 2012 by

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Vietnamese war veterans helped Australia find its last six soldiers missing in action. Putting past resentments aside, two former Australian soldiers now aim to return the favour in Operation Wandering Souls.

In a country where most families lost someone during the war, the enduring grief for many Vietnamese is not knowing where their loved ones had fallen. Using Australian war records, maps and combat references, Derrill de Heer and Dr Bob Hall have now produced the first comprehensive account of where nearly 4,000 missing Vietnamese troops might be found. “You only get a couple of chances in life to make a real difference, and this is one of them”, Bob Hall smiles.

ABC Australia

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