Son of South Africa who died during the Vietnam War remembered today

  • -

Son of South Africa who died during the Vietnam War remembered today

Category : Articles , Vietnam

Today we remember a son of South Africa who died during the Vietnam War. He is also shared with Australia and the USA.

0103695 1st Lieutenant John Louis Molynaeux Jr was born in Australia and was then naturalised and grew up in South Africa – going to St. Charles College, Pietermaritzburg before returning to Australia and then joining the United States Marine Corps.

He was Killed in Action on 31 August 1968 during the Vietnam War when he detonated a Viet Cong Booby-trap while on patrol in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. He was 22.

His name and sacrifice have not been forgotten. He is one of two South Africans killed in the Vietnam War.

The image shows former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visiting the United States Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington on March 7, 2011 to take a rubbing of his name on the memorial.

His name can be found on the memorial – 45W LINE: 015

Thank you to Graham Du Toit for his on-going work in keeping memories of these brave South Africans alive on digital media, and for the content reference.


Search this Site

Next Event

Sep
16
Sat
2017
18:30 SA Legion Formal Ball 2017 @ Cole Court
SA Legion Formal Ball 2017 @ Cole Court
Sep 16 @ 18:30 – 23:59
SA Legion Formal Ball 2017 @ Cole Court | England | United Kingdom
Our Annual Black Tie Event Reserve your tickets now! This will be the first formal black tie event of this type held by the South African Legion – United Kingdom and Europe since its inception.
Sep
24
Sun
2017
10:00 Square Hill, Battle of Meggido &...
Square Hill, Battle of Meggido &...
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Square Hill, Battle of Meggido & National Braai Day TBC
Purpose: We remember the contribution of the South African Cape Corps battalion which helped the Allies – lead by General Allenby – break through to Damascus and knock the Ottoman Empire out of World War

SA Legion Formal Ball

The Big DaySeptember 16th, 2017
30 days to go.

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty
Visit the shop