Richard Anthony Yielding MID
161 (Indep) Recce
Flt 08 Apr 70
- 19 May 71
Sergeant Richard Anthony Yielding
enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on 4 May 1965 and was allotted to the
Royal Australian Army Service Corps. Sergeant Yielding arrived in South Vietnam
on 9 April 1970 as the chief clerk of 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight.
tour Sergeant Yielding performed his duties with the greatest diligence and
integrity, including many tasks which would normally be assigned to one of
greater rank and experience. In addition, Sergeant Yielding developed a sound
administrative system which was exploited to great advantage by the team he so
By his devotion
to duty and personal example Sergeant Yielding's performance has been an
inspiration to all ranks. The results of his work reflect great credit upon
himself, his Corps and the Australian Army.
* Text of
citation has been copied from the book "Vietnam Veterans Honours &
Alexander M. Palmer.