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17-July-2015
17-July-2015

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A replica of the Long Tan Cross commemorates the Battle of Long Tan which was fought in August 1966, the eighteen soldiers who were killed and all those who served in the Vietnam conflict.

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:106 Wharf Street, Military & Colonial Museum, Maryborough, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.538824
Long: 152.705517
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of those members of D Coy and 3 TP 1 APC Sqn who gave their lives near this spot during the Battle of Long Tan on 18th August 1966

Erected by 6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn 18 Aug 69

Source: MA
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