Vietnam veteran to launch new book

BOOK LAUNCH: Vietnam veteran Don Stewart will launch Their Duty Nobly Done at Gladstone.

BOOK LAUNCH: Vietnam veteran Don Stewart will launch Their Duty Nobly Done at Gladstone.

One of the first South Australians to be called up in the National Service Scheme ballot during 1965 will officially launch a new book remembering World War I veterans in the Mid North.

Former soldier Don Stewart will unveil Their Duty Nobly Done which honours the men and women from Georgetown, Gladstone, Gulnare, Huddleston and Narridy who served in the conflict.

Compiled by local historians June Haggett, Monty Smith and Richard Stott, the book is being launched in Gladstone on Saturday, November 2.

Mr Stewart, a Vietnam veteran, served as a platoon commander in the conflict with the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during 1968.

He was a member of a peace-keeping force (the Multinational Force and Observers' Force) in the Sinai in 1984 and he retired from the regular army in the 1990s.

Today he is a board member of Legacy Australia Inc. as well as its treasurer. He is also the group liaison officer of the Port Pirie-Upper North Legacy Group.