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16-September-2013
16-September-2013
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A memorial commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

The Battle of Long Tân (18 August 1966) was fought between the Australian Army and Viet Cong forces in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tân, about 27 kilometres (17 mi) north east of Vũng Tàu, South Vietnam. The action occurred when D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR), part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), encountered the Viet Cong 275th Regiment and elements of the D445 Local Forces Battalion. D Company was supported by other Australian units, as well as New Zealand and United States artillery.

Eighteen Australians were killed and 24 wounded, while at least 245 Viet Cong were killed.

Location

Address:Valley View Drive, Memorial Park, McLaren Vale, 5171
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.217197
Long: 138.53823
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th August, 2006
Front Inscription

THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN IN VIETNAM 18TH  AUGUST 1966

KILLED IN ACTION

D COMPANY, 6TH BATTALION ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT

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LEST WE FORGET

This stone was unveiled by
Kym Richardson MP
Federal Member for Kingston
20th August 2006

Source: MA,TOH
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