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Vietnam veterans Plaque
Vietnam veterans Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Roger Johnson

A plaque commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and acknowledges all Vietnam Veterans.

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:Brisbane Street, Jubilee Park, Beaudesert, 4285
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.990278
Long: 152.995278
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th August, 2006
Front Inscription

In appreciation to all Vietnam veterans on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

18 August 2006

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