Thank you to Photographer Valerie Horton and Newspix for providing this image to the family to include in the Serving Country website

Thomas Henry (Buddy) Lea (deceased)
South Sea Islander, Rockhampton, Queensland
6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Australian Army 35 years service
Vietnam, Malaya and Borneo Veteran

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with 2 clasps
Vietnam Medal
Australian Service Medal 1945-75 – SE Asia
Defence Force Service Medal with clasp
National Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Anniversary of National Service 1951-72 Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Pingat Jasa Malaysia

Served in Malaya and Borneo and then in Vietnam in 1966 where as Corporal section commander in D company 6 RAR he took part in the battle of Long Tan where he was wounded three times while rescuing a fellow soldier. Gave 35 years service to the Australian Army.