Email ABC New England By Donal Sheil Updated April 23, 2020 18:55:46 Photo: Terry Carmody said being ineligible to receive the RVCM left him feeling separated from veterans who had the medal. (Supplied: Terry Carmody) Map: Erina 2250 Conscripted Vietnam veterans have told the ABC they feel abandoned by the Government and ashamed among fellow veterans owing to a decision to not award them a Vietnam War military medal. Key points:Terry Carmody said having his number drawn for conscription felt like “the only thing that I’ve ever won”He spent 170 days in Vietnam. The eligibility cut-off to receive an RVCM is 181 daysDespite a campaign on behalf of 3,020 Vietnam vets who missed out on the medal, the Government said it had no plans to review the rule When, at age 20, Terry Carmody’s number was drawn, sealing his fate as an Australian soldier for the next 24 months, he said it was “the only thing that I’ve ever won”.After a tour in Vietnam as a signalman in 1971, he returned home to resume his job as a federal public servant.But upon returning, Mr Carmody noticed Vietnam War veterans were wearing a medal he didn’t have — the Republic of… Read full this story
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