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Full Name
Te Wa Moana Paenga
Rank Last Held
Te Wa Moana
Also Known As
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
Date of Birth
17 March 1949
Embarkation Unit
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 4 Company
Military Awards
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 4 Company
Place of Death
Date of Death
19 March 1970
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family
  • Private Paenga's father, Mr Ahipene Rangi Paenga of Gisborne, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003
Description of Image
Sources Used
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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