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March 30, 2023

Teague, Ian Charles 35803
Service Record:
Born: 18 March 1935 in Windsor, Victoria Service: Australian Army
Corps: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Operational Service / Deployments:
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam 17 Apr 64 to 11 Nov 65
Official Duty (from HQ, Australian Army Force FARELF)03 Dec 65 to 10 Dec 1965
Official Duty (from 1 SAS Squadron) 19 Nov 69 to 27 Nov 69
1 SAS Squadron 27 Jan 70 to 3 Dec 70

Sad news on the passing in March 2022 of fellow Team member Capt (later Lt Col) I. (Ian or Trad- er) C. Teague, RAINF aged 87 years. Ian served with AATTV in South Vietnam as a Captain from 17th April 1964 – Nov 65 Revolutionary Development, CSD Danang Group, responsible for Quang Ngai Combat, Psy Ops, Civic Action Teams’ Renamed People's Action Teams in 1965. Coordinator national PAT program May – Nov 65, I, II and IV Corps. Ian was with HQ AFV 3 Dec 65 – 10 Dec 65 and on his second tour of du- ty served with 1 SAS Sqn from 27 Jan 1970 – 3 Dec 70.
Honours and Awards:
In addition to the unit citations awarded to AATTV, Ian also one of the few Team members awarded GSM 1962 with Clasp South Vietnam, US Air Medal for Valour (with ‘V’ Device), US Army Commendation Medal for Service, US Air Medal for Service with Cluster, South Vietnam- ese Cross of Gallantry (with Gold Star) and South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with Sil- ver Star).
Notes of Interest
From AATTV Association:
Ian was known throughout the military by the nickname of ‘Trader’ which he lived up to on many occasions. It would be apparent by the number of US and South Vietnamese awards, that they are a testament to the warrior status of Ian. A true patriot, who served his country with valour and distinction and will be sorely missed by us all.
Ian was also a stalwart member of the AATTV Association Victoria Branch and no doubt his mates hearts will be filled with sadness. As an aside, during his lifetime of service, Ian was also Station Manager at the Mawson Base in Antarctica for two years.
Further reading on Ian Teague and other Vietnam Veteran experiences can be read at: -our-peace

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