Anthony W. Pahl
“Aussie Bard” or “Bushranger”

Anthony W. Pahl



Anthony W. Pahl: The IWVPA Bronze Helmet Top Poet Award of Excellence - January 2006
Anthony enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in December 1967 as an Airfield Defence Guard and was posted to Vietnam in June 1969, originally with No 1 Operational Support Unit at Vung Tau where he was mainly tasked with airfield security, perimeter patrols and perimeter maintenance. Included in this period was an attachment to No 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit with the Australian Army in Nui Dat. In August 1969 he applied for and was accepted as a helicopter gunner with No. 9 Squadron RAAF based out of Vung Tau and working out of Nui Dat. In the succeeding 10 months, until repatriation in June 1970, he few a total of 650 hours on “Slicks” and “Gunships”.

During his 20 years service, Anthony was stationed on many Australian bases including Richmond, Edinburgh, Hobart, Laverton, Point Cook, Amberley, and Support Command in Melbourne. He also spent 3 years in Butterworth, Malaysia from 1973 to 1976. He remained in the RAAF until January 1988 but is now retired through ill health.

Since creating the IWVPA website in January 2001, its development and maintenance has been his means of remaining an active participant in society. On Australia Day, January 26, 2006, fellow Australians honoured Anthony with the Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to veterans through the International War Veterans Poetry Archives”

Index of Writings

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Disabled Veterans Outreach: Eagle Quill Award - April 2007
For outstanding writing and service to other veterans
Anthony Pahl is awarded the DVO Eagle Quill Award for April 2007

Mark I. Kirkmeyer
Poet, Retired Light Weapons/Medical Specialist, Canon City, CO
Dysfunctional Veterans Outreach International