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Friday, 1 September 1989
Page: 773

To the Honourable the President of the Senate and the Senate and the senators in Parliament assembled:

The humble Petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

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 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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