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New Zealand soldier killed  in Timor-Leste

24/07/2000 - New Zealand soldier killed in Timor-Leste

Private Leonard Manning became New Zealand's first combat death since the Vietnam War. Manning was part of New Zealand's contribution to a United Nations peacekeeping force in the fledgling nation of Timor-Leste (East Timor).

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