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Memories of Service 4 - Dez Harrison Web (Full Length) – 2017 Documentary War

Memories of Service 4 - Dez Harrison

Web (Full Length) – 2017 Documentary War

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After a long flight in a C-130 Hercules, Dez Harrison arrived in Vietnam on the fifth of May 1967. As he puts it, when you’re young and green it’s all an adventure. Serving in 161 Field battery, Harrison says he was blessed with good leadership from non-commissioned officers who were mainly veterans of Korea and Malaya. As the memories rattle off, he has plenty of praise for the Americans in Vietnam, but less so for his Australian comrades. Stories of leave in Saigon and Singapore provide fond memories, but the reception back in New Zealand at the end of his service is less happy.

Key Cast & Crew

David Blyth

Producer, Interviewer, Director

Patricia Stroud

Research, Producer

Jed Town

Composer

We patrolled through the villages but they weren’t very cooperative. You never knew the difference whether they were Viet Cong or not. Well at night they were.
– Dez Harrison