Vietnam War Conscript

“Bugger all we could do about it” – conscription haunts veteran 50 years later

The Lake News January 29, 2023 6 min read

By Aiden Taylor Richard Hewitson, 21-years-old in Vietnam. Forest Lake resident Richard Hewitson got up to drinking 22 stubbies a day before he realised something was wrong. A trip to the psychiatrist later found he was suffering from PTSD, stemming from his time as a conscripted soldier in the Vietnam War. Last month marked 50…

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