Bulahdelah veteran reflects on years of service ahead of ANZAC Day Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong Myall Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 25, 2018 John Renfrew, Steve Newman, Max Burrows and Peter Millen with Air Force Cadet Jack Cunich. VETERAN Peter Millen proudly marches every ANZAC Day, a time when he reflects on his 12 years of service, his mates and the sacrifices. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE “I think about all those I served with, especially those who didn’t come home and those who did and still suffer with problems from their service,” he said. “I also think about my father who served in the 2/7th Field Regiment during World War II, he left a large family to go, and served right through to 1945. I wear his medals every ANZAC Day to recognise the sacrifices he made.” Peter enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) at 22 years of age and was assigned to the HMAS ANZAC. After serving in the Vietnam War, he went on to specialise in hyperbaric medicine and served in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Philippines as a medic with the RAN Clearance Diving Team. “My responsibilities involved all aspects of diving including working in the recompression chambers and carrying antivenins for stonefish, box jellyfish and sea snakes,” he said. “During our stints in PNG, we disposed of nearly 2,000 pieces of unexploded WWII ordnance, including a live 500-pound bomb.” Peter said he was honoured to have worn the Australian uniform and serve his country. “It makes you especially proud on a day like ANZAC Day,” he said. Peter is now closely involved with the Bulahdelah RSL sub-branch and proudly marches beside his mates each year, Fellow RSL member Max Burrows, who served in the RAN at HMAS Nirimba, said ANZAC Day is a time to acknowledge the sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made to protect our way of life. “I think about the boys I joined up with and my two brothers who served in Vietnam, every one of them was prepared to give their lives for the safety and wellbeing of the wonderful nation we have,” he said. By Daniel SAHYOUN John Renfrew, Steve Newman, Max Burrows and Peter Millen with Air Force Cadet Jack Cunich. John Renfrew, Steve Newman, Max Burrows and Peter Millen with Air Force Cadet Jack Cunich. Steve Newman, Peter Millen, Cadet Jack Cunich, Max Burrows and John Renfrew read the Honour Roll at Bulahdelah Cenotaph. Veteran Peter Millen reflects on his years of service. Veteran Peter Millen proudly wears his father’s medals on ANZAC Day. John Renfrew, Steve Newman, Max Burrows and Peter Millen with Air Force Cadet Jack Cunich.