Informal portrait of 15989 Corporal (Cpl) Thomas Henry (Tom) 'Buddy' Lea, 10 Platoon, D Company, ...

Accession Number CUN/66/0507/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm nitrate
Maker Cunneen, William James
Place made Vietnam
Date made 25 June 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal portrait of 15989 Corporal (Cpl) Thomas Henry (Tom) 'Buddy' Lea, 10 Platoon, D Company, 6 RAR, of Grovely, Qld, moving cautiously into a Viet Cong village with his Owen gun at the ready during the first mission by the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), Operation Enoggera. Cpl Lea is an Indigenous soldier of Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage.