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PARADIAN FLIES THE FLAG FOR VIETNAM VETERANS

Pictured here with long-serving former Parade College teacher and Vietnam veteran John Joss in Greensborough is Year 12 student Shaun Spiteri.

Shaun had earlier addressed a gathering at the recent Vietnam Veterans Day service and laid a wreath at the local memorial.

The day coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Eighteen Australian soldiers were killed and 24 injured in that battle in Phuoc Tuy province, while the Vietcong suffered at least 245 deaths and 350 casualties.

At the completion of the service, the Lower Plenty and Greensborough football clubs vied for the Long Tan Cup.