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A plaque commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in August 1966 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.
|Address:||Boundary Road, Bathurst & District Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, Bathurst, 2795|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.425479|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-August-1966|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-August-1966|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 20th August, 2006|
Bathurst & Districts Vietnam Veterans` Association Inc
This Plaque Was Dedicated On The 20th Of August 2006
To Commemorate The 40th Anniversary Of
THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN
18th August 1966
Mr Peter Andren M. P.
Member for Calare
"LEST WE FORGET"