After the Battle of Long Tan - weary men of Delta Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian ...

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Accession Number FOR/66/0671/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Date made 19 August 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

After the Battle of Long Tan - weary men of Delta Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), gather on a landing zone to eat a quick meal of rations before returning to the battlefield. The Company fought in an epic lone stand against a crack North Vietnamese battalion. More than 200 Viet Cong dead were later counted. Identified left to right: obscured unknown; Corporal (Cpl) Ross McDonald; 15630 Cpl Kevin Thomas (Chicko or Chico or Chiko) Miller, an Aboriginal servicman; 2412263 Private Victor William (Vic) Simon, an Aboriginal serviceman; next three unidentified; Private Ian Campbell?.