James Canuto
Yarrabah, Queensland
Retired Warrant Officer Class Two
Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Australian Army
Vietnam Veteran

Medals and Awards
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 – Vietnam
Vietnam Medal
Long Service Medal 15 years with Clasp
Australian Defence Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Army Combat Badge
Returned from Active Service Badge

James Canuto enlisted into the Army on 24 September 1968. James served for 21 years in the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. During his career James completed two tours of Vietnam, from 27 August 1969 to 10 September 1970 and from 9 June 1971 to 9 March 1972. After Vietnam James had postings in Townsville, Puckapunyal, Canungra, Darwin and Sydney. James discharged from the Army in 1989 with the rank of Warrant Officer Class Two. James is one of the founding members of Yarrabah RSL Club, the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander RSL Club.

Thank you to retired Warrant Officer Class 2 James Canuto for providing these photos of his service in the Australian Army including his tours of duty in Vietnam crewing M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carriers with 3rd Cavalry Regiment.