Francis Adrian Roberts - Home

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

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When I came home the first time, I remember standing on the edge of Luscombe Field watching my troop going out on operation because I'd gone up earlier, I was going back earlier.

I got back to Melbourne, Victoria, and I was in the kitchen with my mother-in-law and my wife and they were talking about matters domestic and all my head said was "I want to go back. This is foreign country. I don't belong here."

So, I went back, that was one of the reasons. The other reason was I generally felt concern for the Vietnamese people, and I had a much closer, by virtue of the training team, a much closer relationship with the Vietnamese people and I still retain affection and respect for them.

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