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Author Teague, Ric,
Title Born on Anzac Day / Ric Teague.
Imprint [Kenthurst] N.S.W. : Rosenberg, 2015.

Author Teague, Ric,
Subject Aldenhoven, Allan.
Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian.
Veterans -- Australia -- Biography.
Boxers (Sports) -- Australia -- Biography.
Gangsters -- Australia -- Biography.
Organized crime -- Australia.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 7, 2015).
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 The Charge is Kidnapping; 2 Reflections at Anzac Cove, 2008; 3 Anzac Baby in Darwin; 4 Moving Down South; 5 The Surfer; 6 Conscription and Basic Training; 7 Welcome to Porkies; 8 Vietnam: Know Your Enemy; 9 First Leave in Vung Tau; 10 A Testing Time; 11 First Blood; 12 The Bunker System; 13 Birthday at The Bone; 14 Change of Tactics; 15 Vung Tau Ape; 16 The Horseshoe; 17 Leaving Vietnam; 18 The Fight Game; 19 Star Status; 20 Top of the Pile; 21 On the Slide; 22 The Dealer; 23 Family and Fun; 24 Organised Crime; 25 The Kidnapping.
26 Deals are Done27 Aftermath; 28 Road Hazard; 29 Free Fall; 30 Death in a Cell; 31 The Enquiry; 32 Grave Doubts; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The story of Vietnam veteran Allan 'Aldy' Aldenhoven, born in Darwin, his mother was of "The Stolen Generation" and his father a descendant of German settlers. Grew up in Adelaide, and was conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War. He was with the 7 RAR where his fighting spirit was legendary. Upon his return Aldy became a professional boxer, a star in TV "Ringside" and the Australian Welterweight Boxing Champion. He was a friend of Aussie rock and music stars Bon Scott, Ruusell Morris, Jim Keays, Broderick Smith and Evan Jones. He was a larrikin, loving his fame and notoriety. The treatment meted out to Vietnam veterans angered him and he struggled with his war demons and the psychological scars they inflicted. He became involved in a world of drug dealers, gangsters and crooked cops. He was part of Adelaide's underworld and was involved in the kidnapping of a heroin dealer in a plan hatched by rogue South Australian police. Shortly after he died under mysterious circumstances. He was 30.
ISBN 9781925078800 (electronic bk.)
1925078809 (electronic bk.)
9781925078619 (electronic bk.)
1925078612 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 906575197
Additional Format Print version: Teague, Ric. Born on Anzac Day. Portland : Rosenberg Publishing, ©2015 9781925078473.

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