Media Release..VIETNAM VETERANS DAY, August 18th 2016
Australia’s Vietnam War veterans will be honored with a series of commemorative events this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said.
The Battle of Long Tan took place on 18 August 1966. It was the most costly single battle fought by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War, involving 105 Australians and three New Zealanders from D Company 6RAR and more than 2,000 enemy troops. A total of 17 Australians were killed in action and 25 were wounded, one of whom later died of his wounds.
D Company were greatly assisted by an ammunition resupply by RAAF helicopters, close fire support from New Zealand’s 161 Field Battery, together with additional artillery support from the Australian task force base at Nui Dat, and the arrival of reinforcements in APCs as night fell.
“On the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan we honor and commemorate all those who served in Vietnam, including the 521 Australians who died and more than 3,000 people who were wounded, injured or became ill as a result of the conflict,” Mr Tehan said
“Our Vietnam War veterans made great sacrifices for their country and this year, the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, is an important opportunity for all Australians to acknowledge their service and sacrifice”.
Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL Sub-branch will be holding a ceremony at the Ocean Grove Park Cenotaph Thursday 18th August. Assemble at 3.30pm, service begins at 3.42pm sharp
( The time of the first shot fired in the Long Tan conflict)
The Official Opening and Blessing of the Memorial Walkway, with inscribed pavers, and Commemorative Panel will be held on Friday 27th May, 11.30am at the Vietnam Memorial on the corner of Melbourne Road and Swinburne Street, North Geelong.
The official opening will celebrate the completion of Stage 2 of the Restoration of the Vietnam Veterans Avenue of Honour.
The opening will be followed by lunch at the Vietnam Veterans Centre, Osborne House, 51 Swinburne St. North Geelong.
We are indebted to the Federal and State Governments, the assistance of the City of Greater Geelong Council and our members and friends for their financial support in the realisation of this significant achievement, in this the 50th anniversary year.
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