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WTE_Ibis
08-19-2006, 04:12 AM
Yesterday was the anniversary of the "Battle of Long Tan"
Where 108 Australian troops faced approximately 2500 enemy.

"Therefore D Company 6RAR about 108 men had faced approximately 2500 enemy. The Australian battle casualties were 18 killed and 24 wounded, considering the odds those men faced they acquitted themselves in a way that would ensure their achievement would be remembered in Australian military history forever".

http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/vietnam/longtan.html

http://www.vvaavic.org.au/longtan.htm

The Vietnamese army never again tried a frontal assault on Australian troops
in Vietnam.



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WTE_Ibis
08-19-2006, 04:12 AM
Yesterday was the anniversary of the "Battle of Long Tan"
Where 108 Australian troops faced approximately 2500 enemy.

"Therefore D Company 6RAR about 108 men had faced approximately 2500 enemy. The Australian battle casualties were 18 killed and 24 wounded, considering the odds those men faced they acquitted themselves in a way that would ensure their achievement would be remembered in Australian military history forever".

http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/vietnam/longtan.html

http://www.vvaavic.org.au/longtan.htm

The Vietnamese army never again tried a frontal assault on Australian troops
in Vietnam.



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flakwagen
08-19-2006, 05:22 AM
http://www.vvaavic.org.au/Pics/cit-pres.gif

"The President of the United States of America awarded the Citation on 30 May 1968 and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave formal approval for the acceptance and unrestricted wearing of the Distinguished Unit Citation on 13 June 1968."

I'm impressed. The PUC isn't handed out like candy to anybody. And I wasn't aware that it was given to foreign units after WW2. Hats off to the Aussie 'Nam vets!

Flak

WTE_Ibis
08-19-2006, 05:25 AM
Thanks m8, they deserved it.
Cheers, Ibis,

HotelBushranger
08-19-2006, 07:48 AM
Bloody disgusting that the AUSTRALIAN government has done bugger all about them, they and the rest of the Vietnam vets are yet to get their service medals, 40 years after the war ended. Bloody disgusting.

leitmotiv
08-19-2006, 08:12 AM
The Australians received such poor press coverage in the USA I didn't even know they were in the war until I saw a gritty brutal Australian film about their service in 1981. And, I was not a baby during the war---I was 12 in 1965. They still receive no credit here. Frankly, I am totally disgusted. The Australians, Koreans, South Vietnamese, Montanards, and Laotians should all be part of the Vietnam Memorial. We were all in it together, and we ought to remember the Australians didn't forget our saving their bacon in '42, and gave us support when we needed it. My hat is off to Australia.