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Friday, 18 August 1989
Page: 375

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in the Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned showeth that:

The members of the Australian Armed Forces who served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973 did so with distinction, valour and professionalism, upholding the traditions of the Armed Forces.

After World War 2 and the Korean War the Australian Government approved an End of War List of Gallantry Medals for individual acts of bravery that were not rewarded during wartime.

The Whitlam Government refused to approve such an End of War List at the end of the Vietnam War.

Your humble petitioners pray that:

The Federal Government reverse the decision of the Whitlam Government and thus approve an End of War List for the Australian Armed Forces personnel that served in Vietnam.

Upon the approval of the End of War List, the case of the 2nd Lieutenant John Fraser, 3RAR be considered for the award of a posthumous military honour.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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