Charlie (Viet Cong)
|Title||Charlie (Viet Cong)|
|Maker||McFadyen, Ken (Artist)|
|Medium||oil on canvas on hardboard|
|Measurement||Overall: 48.3 x 30.4 cm|
|On display||Main building: Vietnam Gallery: Ramp|
A Viet Cong soldier of the Southern Liberation Force, People's Liberation Army, wearing a Viet Cong main force style uniform in black, and carrying a 7.62mm AK47 assault rifle. The Viet Cong were nicknamed 'Charlie' from the radio phonetic alphabet for the letters V and C, 'Victor Charlie'.