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15-December-2014
15-December-2014

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A plaque commemorates those who served with "D" Coy, 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (R.A.R.) at the Battle of Long Tan 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:Bazaar & Sussex Streets, Queens Park, Behind War Memorial, Maryborough, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.536855
Long: 152.704818
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-1966

Dedication

Front Inscription

"D" COY. – – 6 Bn. R.A.R.
Distinguished Itself by Extraordinary Heroism Against Numerical Superior Forces in the Long Tan Rubber Plantation  Vietnam

18th August 1966.
 

Source: MA
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