Wrecked and Burned our Armoured Personnel Carrier
armored personnel carriers1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF)Viet Cong
A wrecked and burned out M113A1 armoured personnel carrier (APC) of A Squadron, 3 Cavalry Regiment, stands on a bare patch of ground at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base. The APC was hit by three recoilless rifle rounds during Operation Bribie in the Light Green on 17 February 1967. One round killed the driver, Trooper Vic Pomroy, and wounded the crew commander, Corporal Geoff Strachan. After it was struck, Australian soldiers set the APC alight to prevent the Viet Cong from salvaging it for their own use. It was brought back to the 1ATF base the next day. 18 February 1967.
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Original version: Collection with various creators donated by Bernie Weisz; Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives. IN COPYRIGHT.
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