Leslie John (Les) Thompson was born in North Adelaide, South Australia. At age 17 Les joined the regular army and completed an intensive training course with the School Army of Health. In early 1971 Les was sent to Vietnam with the 17 Construction Squadron. Les speaks about his service in Vietnam; his feelings about Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War; the incidence of post traumatic stress disorder experienced by Vietnam veterans; community attitudes to Vietnam veterans; and of his work as the State President of the Vietnam Veterans Federation.
Also Known AsLeslie John ThompsonDate of Birth1951Place of Birth