Vietnam mates bridge the years

COMPANY mates of 3RAR A Coy, who served together in Vietnam in 1971, reunited in Mildura at the weekend.

Sitting back and enjoying catching up in Mildura over the weekend are (back) Russell Campbell, Kerry Stone, Andy Bowden, Bernard Denner, Conrad Behr, (front) Tony Callus, Owen Green and Robert Pope. The Vietnam veterans and former 3RAR A Coy members reminisce about their experiences as comrades in arms.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Sitting back and enjoying catching up in Mildura over the weekend are (back) Russell Campbell, Kerry Stone, Andy Bowden, Bernard Denner, Conrad Behr, (front) Tony Callus, Owen Green and Robert Pope. The Vietnam veterans and former 3RAR A Coy members reminisce about their experiences as comrades in arms.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

A tradition the soldiers have kept alive for 15 years, the company mates attempt to catch up every three years and reminisce about their time at Nui Dat in the 1970s.

The company has been invited by Mildura RSL to lead today’s Anzac Day march, an honour veterans, their families and many  Australians feel is a long time overdue.

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