First Australian memorial to Vietnam nurses unveiled in Morven

Sally Gall
Updated April 30 2024 - 5:46pm, first published April 25 2024 - 7:00pm
Janet Glasson had to learn how to fire an M-16 assault rifle while working as part of the combined Civilian Surgical Team in Vietnam. Already familiar with shooting as part of her rural upbringing, she managed to outshoot one of the US colonels on the range. PIcture: Sally Gall
Janet Glasson had to learn how to fire an M-16 assault rifle while working as part of the combined Civilian Surgical Team in Vietnam. Already familiar with shooting as part of her rural upbringing, she managed to outshoot one of the US colonels on the range. PIcture: Sally Gall

The small south west Queensland town of Morven has the distinction of hosting Australia's first memorial dedicated to the 353 Australian nurses who served during the Vietnam War, following its opening on Anzac Day eve.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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