Families of ex-soldiers to be given medals
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 5:21a.m.
Families of deceased armed forces personnel who served New Zealand after World War II will be given medals recognising the service of their loved ones this week.
The New Zealand Defence Service Medal will be handed to the families of about 20 service people in Auckland on Tuesday and to nine in Christchurch on Wednesday.
The medal recognises service in the armed forces for three or more years since World War II, and those who completed compulsory military training or national military service obligations.
Those honoured served in New Zealand and on a range of missions ranging from Japan in the late 1940s to Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s.
The medals will be presented by Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman.
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7/09/2012 8:04:34 p.m.
Warner Gong wrote:
Medals for nothing? It will devalue the so-called 'real medals'. This military spending cult is out of control. Too much time at Def.HQ
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