Corporal George Kingi Hoerara, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, who was killed in action in Vietnam on 26 January 1968.
Originally from Horoera, north of Te Araroa on the East Coast, George Kingi had been living in Taihape when he enlisted into the New Zealand Army.
He initially served in the Korean War as a Signaller, before transferring to the New Zealand Regiment and serving in Malaya as a Private and Borneo as a Lance Corporal.
Promoted to Corporal, George Kingi deployed to Vietnam as part of the 5th embarkation, with Whiskey Company of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, attached to the 1st Australian Task Force.
He was sadly killed in action in an anti-personnel mine explosion on 26 January 1968. His remains were returned to New Zealand and he was buried at Te Araroa on 4 March 1968.
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