Ross Nepia Himona

Ross Nepia Himona

Major Ross Himona served 20 years in the New Zealand Army as an infantryman, including active service as a platoon commander in Borneo 1966 and in Vietnam 1967. He later served as a company commander and battalion operations officer in Singapore with the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.

Victor Company RNZIR was the first New Zealand infantry unit committed to the war in Vietnam. I was a platoon commander with C Coy 1 RNZIR in Borneo 1966, reformed as an independent company group and renamed V Company to go to Vietnam 1967.

Since 1982 Ross has been an activist and writer, soldiering in the cause of his indigenous Maori people.

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