Living Heritage

Jeep Military vehicle
Military Vehicles, Living Heritage article

“Last weekend we took a drive to meet Vinh Tran and Anthony Parrello at Bowral, around 1.5 hours south of Sydney. Anthony is the son of an AATTV Warrant Officer who, sadly, was killed in action in the Battle of Ba Ria, part of the savage 1968 Tet Offensive. My father was part of the Australian reaction force sent to reinforce Parrello and the small number of other US and Australians in the town a few kilometres Southwest of Nui Đat, the 1st Australian Task Force base.

Vinh is the curator of ‘Military Vehicle’, a working mechanical museum. Vinh’s passion for military vehicles stems from his father, Vinh Minh Tran, who was a Captain of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) at Thu Duc Military Academy. His dad was involved in logistics, in particular receiving, testing and running-in US military vehicles off the dock.”