The line 'Frankie kicked the mine the day that mankind kicked the moon' is a very well known lyric from Redgum's song 'I Was Only 19'. The song's story is one shared by many veterans, part of the story belongs to Frank Hunt.
He grew up in the Mallee, Frank was not conscripted by the infamous ballot but volunteered to go to war. Life in the 45 years since Vietnam hasn't been easy for Frank. His days are full of physical and mental pain, but in Frank's words "He is a glass half full person". He has counselled and mentored countless individuals.
He is an inspiring orator and will relay his story including dealing with pain, mentoring, mateship and the military.
Thanks in advance for providing this information to your returned service men and women.