The biggest king cobra killed by Australian troops is the claim of these men of the 1st ...

Accession Number CAM/67/0311/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Campbell, Bryan
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

The biggest king cobra killed by Australian troops is the claim of these men of the 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit. The snake was caught and killed in a running night battle when it slithered into the occupied four-man tent. The snake measured 11 feet from head to tail. Left to right: Private Alan Graham of Glenelg, South Australia, Private Dennis Nelson of Norwood, South Australia and Private Roger Kaczmarek of Croydon Park, South Australia. [Pte Graham is probably 44009 Alan Balfour Graham. Pte Kaczmarek is 4718390 Wladyslaw "Roger" "Kaz" Kaczmarek. Pte Nelson is 4718427 Dennis Edwin Nelson who was accidently killed in a training exercise in South Vietnam on 28 September 1967.]