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Full Name: Te Wa Moana Paenga
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Te Wa Moana
Surname: Paenga
Also Known As: Mo
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 43651
Gender: Male
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: Vietnam
Date of Death: 19 March 1970
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1970
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: Portrait
Sources Used: Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
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