40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long TanPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan that occured in 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:||Hare Street, Civic Gardens, Echuca, 3564|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.1236|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-August-1966|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-August-2006|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 18th August, 2006|
Presented to Campaspe Shire Council by the Victorian Vietnam Veterans Community in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan - 18th August 2006