News

War remains vivid today

LEST WE FORGET: Vietnam veteran Don Davey dons his medals for Remembrance Day.
LEST WE FORGET: Vietnam veteran Don Davey dons his medals for Remembrance Day. Louise Cheer

IT WAS an emotional day for veterans across the South Burnett.

Diggers donned their medals and flocked to Remembrance Day ceremonies to honour their fallen comrades.

For Vietnam War veteran Don Davey, the day was one of many to pay tribute to his fellow soldiers.

"To me every day is a Remembrance Day," Mr Davey said, "because you never forget those that you've known and you've lived with and in some cases, you've grown up with".

Mr Davey joined the army when he was 22 and served in the Second Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Infantry, during the Vietnam War from 1971.

During his 14 months in Vietnam, Mr Davey said he travelled through the southern parts of the country doing whatever was required.

"We would go out and do different operations or activities," he said.

But his experiences from the Vietnam War have stayed with him throughout his life.

"It's something I live with every day. It's a part of you and you can't disassociate yourself from it," he said.

"You don't just turn off. It's still as vivid today as it was then. I haven't dealt with it well, but hopefully I have learnt to live with it.

"It's the camaraderie and mateship that lives with you for the rest of your life."

 

South Burnett



Check out this memorable gift for Ipswich

Ipswich and District Athletic Club runners Nicholas Grant and Larissa Chambers after winning the latest Ipswich Gift races.

Winning sprint double in handicap races

Park named in honour of one-punch victim

IN MEMORY: A Goodna park has been named in honour of fatal assault victim Lindsay Ede.

Goodna park officially renamed Lindsay Ede Memorial Reserve

Is a serial tree poisoner at large in Ipswich?

TIMBER!: Tree loppers begin to remove six ornamental Ficus microcarpa trees at Queens Park in the interest of public safety.

Historic trees come tumbling down in Queens Park

Latest deals and offers

Ipswich people love heritage

'It's a great vote of confidence for a program that was launched in 1992 and has since provided thousands of property owners with heritage conservation'


What's on this week

GRAB A BARGAIN: The Cameron Park Market is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Five things to do in Ipswich

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

Navy man Keller ready to marry a perfect stranger

Former Navy engineer Keller is a participant in season three of Married At First Sight.

Tattoos are just the surface of Married At First Sight groom.

Ozzy cheated with 5 women in 5 countries: Sharon

Sharon Osbourne claims her husband Ozzy has cheated on her

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa