Leslie Kropinyeri's interview in Port Lincoln

Leslie Kropinyeri discusses his experiences in undertaking National Service during the Vietnam War including the lasting friendships he made during his time, and the positive experience he had in the service. Les also discusses his experiences coming home after Vietnam including his work within the RSL to assist other veterans, including those from World War 2, and his work over recent years with the committee responsible for getting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial erected in Adelaide.

This interview took place on 11 April 2015 in Port Lincoln and was conducted by Professor John Maynard and Dr Noah Riseman with Craig Greene as part of the Australian Research Council-funded project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.

The interview recording above is made available to be viewed here by permission of the interviewee(s), Leslie Kropinyeri. The recording may not be copied, reproduced or communicated in whole or in part without the prior permission of the interviewee(s). Requests for permission for use of this material should be made to the Serving our Country research project: our contact details.

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