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02-November-2014
02-November-2014
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A plaque commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan which was fought during the Vietnam War.

The Battle of Long Tan (18 August 1966) took place near the village of Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units after the 108-man D Company, 6 RAR clashed with a force of between 1,500 to 2,500 men from the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, reinforced by at least one North Vietnamese battalion and D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion.

Eighteen Australians were killed and 24 wounded, while the Viet Cong lost at least 245 dead which were found over the days that followed. A decisive Australian victory, Long Tan proved a major local set back for the Viet Cong.

Location

Address:Cecilia Street, St Helens Memorial Park, St Helens, 7216
State:TAs
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.323517
Long: 148.249231
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:18-August-1966
Actual Event End Date:18-August-2006

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2006
Front Inscription

1966  2006

40 anniversary Battle of Long Tan

[ Names ]

All gave some
And some gave all

Lest we forget
 

Source: MA
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