Oregon Army National Guard holds Anzac commemoration




 
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April 17th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 

Topic: Oregon Army National Guard holds Anzac commemoration


Oregon Army National Guard holds Anzac commemoration

11:02 AM Friday Apr 17, 2015



Members of the Kiwis and Aussies of Portland, and Sgt. Thompson from 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team place wreaths at the base of three flags representing Australia, the United States and New Zealand. Photo / Erin Quirke

Anzac Day has already been marked by National Guard reserves in Oregon, in recognition of the ties formed during World War II.
The Oregon Army National Guard held an Anzac Day commemoration on April 12 to recognise the historic friendships formed between the 41st Infantry Division and Australian and New Zealand forces.
The relationship dates to 1942, when members of the 41st infantry trained in Australia prior to combat operations in New Guinea and the Philippines.
New Zealanders and Australians living in Oregon attended the ceremony, held at the 41st Division Armed Forces Reserve Centre at Camp Withycombe, during monthly training.
Wreaths were laid under the flags of Australia, New Zealand and the United States during the ceremony.
April 17th, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
The ANZAC's did a bloody good job in North Africa in the 8th Army.

Utmost respect to all ANZAC's.
April 17th, 2015  
JOC
 
 
And their defeat of the Japanese in Papua New Guinea frustrated the Japanese plan to capture Port Morseby. They fought under horrendous conditions but eventually prevailed over enemy forces at a heavy cost of > 2000 dead.
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April 17th, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by JOC
And their defeat of the Japanese in Papua New Guinea frustrated the Japanese plan to capture Port Morseby. They fought under horrendous conditions but eventually prevailed over enemy forces at a heavy cost of > 2000 dead.
Absolutely, many of those Aussies that fought there were not regular troops. If I remember correctly regular troops called them choco's, that's to say they will melt away when it gets hot. They didn't melt away they stood their ground and fought back and fought hard.
 


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