Bega District News
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Military service runs in the blood of Rat of Tobruk's son, Bega's Kevin Long

Ellouise Bailey
Updated November 16 2022 - 6:08pm, first published 6:00pm
Bega Resident Kevin Long worked in the army's printing press during the Vietnam War. His father was a British soldier in World War II who ended up getting injured during combat and taken as a prisoner of war in Germany. Picture by Ellouise Bailey
Bega Resident Kevin Long worked in the army's printing press during the Vietnam War. His father was a British soldier in World War II who ended up getting injured during combat and taken as a prisoner of war in Germany. Picture by Ellouise Bailey

Although he never fought during Vietnam, Kevin Long was called up for duty in the army's printing press in Melbourne after gaining his apprenticeship as a printer on the Bega District News in the late 1960s.

Ellouise Bailey

Ellouise Bailey

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