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Full Name: Michael John Wickman
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Michael John
Surname: Wickman
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 43032
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 31 May 1947
Marital Status: Single
Embarkation Unit: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 3 Company
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 3 Company
Place of Death: Vietnam
Date of Death: 22 June 1968
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes:
  • Buried at Papatoetoe. Memorial Flag was presented to family at Papakura 28/11/1989.
  • Killed in action - shrapnel wound sustained in contact with Vietcong
Description of Image:
  • Portrait
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories World War 2. Vietnam Names Watt - Wright
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999).
Additional Information: Private Wickman was in V Company of the Anzac Battalion when it was attacked by 30 Vietcong shortly after the New Zealanders had killed three Vietcong Guerillas in a jungle clash a few miles from the Nui Dat Task Force Base. Private Wickman was killed and four soldiers - Lt. Maurice F. Dodson, Pte Llewellyn J.H. Williams, Pte Campbell Keelan and Cpl. Arohanui L. Ropeta - were wounded in the action. The wounded were admitted to the Australian Task Force Hospital at Vung Tai where their condition was satisfactory. (NZ Herald 24 June 1968, s1,p1.)
Further References:
  • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc.
  • New Zealand Herald 24 June 1968, s1.p1.
Sources Used:
  • Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
  • New Zealand Herald
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