Have you ever wanted to ask a Veteran about their experiences? Would you like to know how Veterans feel about their service?
Currumbin RSL has launched “Veteran Conversations” – a series of five videos of conversations between a Vietnam Veteran and a Young Veteran. The discussions examine the similarities and differences between their time spent deployed, showcase some candid sides of military life, shared stories and that camaraderie of the Australian digger certainly can span generations. As Vietnam Veterans transition into a leadership role within Veteran cohorts, the project was created to give Vietnam Veterans the much-deserved profile, honour and dignity for their service which was, for so very long, not valued.
Subjects covered in the conversations include joining Defence, weapons, encounters in conflicts, civilian interactions and personal mental health. The project was borne from a Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub Branch member and Vietnam Veteran asking if he could meet a young Veteran to ask questions about “their war”. He identified with fighting in the dense jungles of Vietnam – and wanted to understand how modern soldiers have fought in the desert with little or no cover?
The videos are 10minutes each – grab a cuppa, sit down and learn about a soldier’s life through Veteran’s words.
THE BELOW VIDEOS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE TO WATCH FROM MIDDAY 18th AUGUST, 2022.