To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, Veterans SA is gathering the stories of South Australian Vietnam veterans and their families to capture and preserve these personal histories for the benefit of future generations.

These stories will be published on this website to build a deeper understanding of the role and the experiences of South Australians in the Vietnam War and the sacrifices they made to serve our country.

These stories will not retell specific facts about the war, but instead provide a personal insight into the individual experiences of those who served; before, during and after Vietnam.

Vietnam veterans are recognised for their service in the Vietnam War. We honour those who served and the families that support them and look forward to sharing their stories.

How to share your story

Personal stories can be submitted via:

  • The below online form. (Please note that progress cannot be saved so this submission must be completed in one sitting).
  • Email to (Subject: Vietnam50 Story submission). Download the list of questions and provide responses to all questions in your email submission.

Contributors may also submit supporting photos from their service with their story.

Note: Veterans SA reserves the right to edit submissions as needed for length, spelling, grammar and clarity. Some follow-up consultation with the contributor may be required following editing.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Vietnam50 Story series, please contact the Veterans SA team.

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