Russell Andrews speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as gunner in the RNZ Armoured Corps in the Vietnam War.
Russell served six months in Vietnam, manning N202 guns and patrols, where he was poisoned by Agent Orange. He was injured and sent home. He speaks about his recurring health problems since the war and trouble finding work after the war.
Date: 28 November 2012
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes
Part of a series of 10 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.