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ID number A05546
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Place made Vietnam: Gia Dinh Province, Saigon
Date made 8 August 1965
Copyright holder Connell, Bill


Warrant Officer Class II, (WO2), Kevin (Dasher) Arthur Wheatley VC, a member of the Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam, (AATTV) standing on the roadside near Saigon. WO2 Wheatley was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) posthumously for action against the Viet Cong. He moved a wounded soldier, WO2 R. J. Swanton, from the open paddy fields into a wooded area and remained with him knowing the Viet Cong were moving in on their position.