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54624 2ND LT RAINER, Dennis Claude, MC MID.
27 November 1939 - 16 August 2017.

Dennis RainerI sadly advise you that Dennis Rainer MC passed away this morning, 16 August 2017. He was admitted to hospital several days ago with cancer.

Dennis was Officer Commanding 10 Platoon for the duration of the tiger's 1st tour of Vietnam. He was mentioned-in-despatches and was awarded the Military Cross. Dennis was a fine regimental soldier who also served with 1RAR in Malaysia/Singapore and with SASR.

I will advise funeral details when known.

Regards,

Roger Wainwright.
National President,
5RAR Association Inc.


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38797 CPL EVANS, Evan 'Bill'.
15 February 1938 - 16 August 2017.

Evan EvansCPL Evan ‘Bill’ Evans passed away on Tuesday 15 August on the Sunshine Coast in QLD. He had been in nursing care for a couple of weeks.

Bill deployed to South Vietnam with 1st Army Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) and was posted to the 9 Platoon C Company, 5 RAR on 25 September 1966. On the formation of Recconnaisance Platoon, Bill applied for and was accepted as an inaugural member and completed his tour in that sub-unit. He returned to South Vietnam in January 1969, serving with 8 Platoon C Company, until he was medically RTA’ed in July 1969.

Funeral details: 11am on Tuesday 22nd August at Caloundra Crematorium – 5 Gregson Place, CALOUNDRA (Gregson & Weight Funeral Directors 0754 911559)

Regards,

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.


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3794462 TIECHELMAN, Donald Charles 'Don'.
27 August 1947 - 12 July 2017.

Donald TeichelmanPTE Donald ‘Don’ Teichelman, late of Eden Park VIC, passed away suddenly on Wednesday 12 July.

Don was posted 1 ATF in South Vietnam on 30 July 1969 and then to 5 RAR on 20 August. He joined 9 Platoon, C Company as a rifleman, where he served until the Battalion returned to Australia.

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 1300 hrs (1.00pm) at the Heidelberg Golf Club followed by a gathering at the Greensborough RSL to farewell him.

Regards,

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.


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