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hueywolf123
08-17-2006, 03:24 PM
Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.
118 Australian & New Zealand soldiers, held off an assault by over 2000 Vietcong in a rubber plantation just north of the village of Long Tan.
Today in Australia & New Zealand, many of the Vets will commemorate. Thought I'd just let them know that their efforts have not been forgotten by the general public.

AdolphMeinhard
08-18-2006, 08:09 AM
God Bless all of you. Thanks Aussies! Thanks Aukies! A.M.

Realjambo
08-18-2006, 03:17 PM
A more than fair point well raised Hueywolf. Salutes to you guys.

The_Silent_O
08-18-2006, 04:19 PM
This American knows the commitment that the Aussies and Kiwis made during that war and what commitments they make today...

Thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

It's starting to get lonely these days...I hear the crickets (insect type) often.

Anybody else hear how a certain country JUST WEST of Germany Reniged on their commitment to send peacekeepers into Lebanon (they will only provide 200 when they said they would put in 2000)...It's the same country that kind of left Viet Nam in a mess also.

Bubblehead1948
08-18-2006, 05:16 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif The role the Aussies and the Kiwis played in Vietnam are not as well known as should be the case, but I know.

God Bless them for their wholehearted support during difficult times.

cpt_Alex2006
08-19-2006, 12:20 PM
Anyone got the years they fought? I know the French were first.

Thanks
ALex

The_Silent_O
08-19-2006, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by cpt_Alex2006:
Anyone got the years they fought? I know the French were first.

Thanks
ALex

Nice website here that talks about the Australian Service in VN:

http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/vietnam.htm

smokincrater
08-19-2006, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by cpt_Alex2006:
Anyone got the years they fought? I know the French were first.

Thanks
ALex

France 1950 to 1954 I believe

Australia 1966 to 1972 510 KIA RIP