Ramon John Deed 3788300 Born 25 July 1945, 1 Fld Sqn, Vietnam 13 March 1967 to 10 May 1967 was from Mildura and went to both primary and secondary schools with other local Veterans.
He died at the US Evac Hospital Long Binh 10 May 1967 from wounds received from a mine incident at the Horseshoe the previous day.
The Retreat is situated at Dareton, NSW, 17 km from Mildura and 16 km from Wentworth.
Limited powered & unpowered sites are available, as well as air-conditioned club rooms and BBQ area and laundry.
Tariffs: Site Type Per Night PerWeek Powered $20 $120
Unpowered $10 $70
Wentworth, on the Darling River is only a short trip from the Retreat, as is Mildura for a greater range of shopping and services such as banks etc.
Resident Caretakers are available from 9am-4pm daily.
The current management team of the Ramon Deed Veterans Retreat is Michael Chopping, President is still Michael Chopping, the Secretary and Caretaker is Barry Langan and the Treasurer is Rob Lauder.
Location is as shown with directions as follows: – Coming from Mildura, on the outskirts of Dareton (at the change in speed limit) turn left in to Tallawalla Road then after approximately 1km turn left into Scout Road. The retreat is 500 metres up Scout Road.
The Township of Dareton is only five minutes away and provides: Doctor, Chemist, Post Office, Taxi Service, a great Take Away food shop, Ladies and Men’s Hairdresser. Fishers IGA Store. Bottle shop and Garage. The Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club provides Bowls, Pokies, Bingo, TAB and wonderful meals.
The Coomealla Golf Club fronts the Mighty Murray River and is an excellent course. The Boat Ramp has just been upgraded, and the fishing is great.
This facility has a clubhouse, caravan slabs, Hot & Cold showers, Septic Toilets and Laundry, it is all 240volt and there is an on-site (Vietnam Vet) caretaker.