Beard, Donald (Colonel)

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number PR00076
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 Item
Object type Diary
Maker Beard, Donald Douglas
Date made 1968
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 701/008/012
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Photocopy of diary of three months special service as a specialist surgeon in Vietnam in 1968. Attached to 8 Field Ambulance (AFV), which changes to 1 Australian Field Hospital. Diary describes journey to Vietnam, camp at Vung Tau, details of surgical operations, `Medevac' emergency evacuations of wounded, recreation, patients (including Viet Cong), `dust off' helicopter bringing in casualties, visit to 3RAR position in the Long Hai hills, and return journey to Australia. Regular, detailed entries show admiration for Australian servicemen.