Daryl Bristowe - Vung Tau leave

Running time
55 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Four days. You went down on the Thursday. Now this gets a bit personal. The Australian army decided when they send kids down, why they sent them down was I believe the girls were checked for certain diseases on a Thursday. And of course we were home again by Monday sometime. And of course, if the girls had something that they shouldn't have, they would then sort of had to, I think they had some sort of pass that they had to hand in that they weren't able to do their little bit of trade whilst they didn't have that card. But the Americans ignored that. And of course they suffered pretty badly, but penicillin seemed to sort the problem out for them.

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