Thursday, 29 May 2008

New Zealand & the Vietnam War

Better late than never perhaps.

New Zealand apologizes to Vietnam War veterans

WELLINGTON: The New Zealand government made a formal apology to the nation's Vietnam War veterans Wednesday for mistreatment and neglect, 36 years after they withdrew from the conflict.
Nearly 3,900 New Zealand troops were sent to fight in Vietnam; 37 were killed and 187 wounded. Since the war ended, hundreds more have suffered from or died of illnesses, particularly cancers increasingly linked to the use of the defoliant Agent Orange.

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