Vietnam veteran finally recognised for 'painful' battle
A VIETNAM veteran who fought in one of the conflict's biggest battles has been formally recognised, 50 years later.
Former Goodna RSL president Major Tim Moroney now has a medal recognising his role in the Battle of Coral and Balmoral, in which Australian soldiers were hit with a barrage of rocket and mortar fire in May 1968.
Mr Moroney's unit was awarded a Citation for Gallantry.
"I was only 19 at the time," Mr Moroney.
"We were sent there supposedly as a blocking force for North Vietnamese and Viet Kong leaving after a battle."
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