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Vincent Burke

VINCENT BURKE Coral Sea Veteran HMAS Australia Contact requested.

Can you see if anyone in the RAN retired community has contact with Battle of the Coral Sea veteran Vincent Burke who served in HMAS Australia.

If he is fit to travel he will be offered a flight to New York to attend the Coral Sea Dinner on USS Intrepid on 4 May by the America Australia Association. When last heard of he was living in Ettalong on the Central Coast but he is hard to reach by phone due to his deafness. Until recently he regularly travelled on his own to Sydney to march in the HMAS Australia contingent on ANZAC Day. He has a daughter named Leonie.

I am trying to get his details through the Ettalong RSL.

If anyone can confirm his residential address andor provide details of a person who can be a point of contact please be in touch with LCDR Desmond Woods on: 0427663449.;

Kind regards and thanks

Desmond Woods

Lieutenant Commander, RANR
Research Officer
Sea Power Centre Australia
Department of Defence
PO Box 7942 Canberra BC ACT 2610