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40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan : 14-May-2012
40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan : 14-May-2012
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The plaque commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan that occured in 1966 during the Vietnam War. The plaque has been affixed to a rock adjacent to the War Memorial.

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, 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (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 Centre Gardens, Echuca, 3564
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.1236
Long: 144.748595
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:18-August-1966
Actual Event End Date:18-August-2006


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

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

Source: MA
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