Wounded Soldier is Unloaded From an RAAF Iroquois Chopper
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At the 8th Field Ambulance Dustoff Pad at Nui Dat, a wounded soldier is unloaded from an RAAF Iroquois chopper which has winched him out of the jungle. Identified, left to right: A19033 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Kerin Williams of Newcastle NSW (carrying the plasma bottle above the stretcher); 43919 Private Charles Kerr Storie, 8th Field Ambulance, of SA; 4410808 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Albertus Leonardus (Bert) Kuijpers, of the ACT; and 1411225 L Cpl Trevor Owen Skinner, 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit, of Redcliffe, Qld. This Dustoff Mission resulted from an enemy contact between 274 Regiment, a Viet Cong unit, and A Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) members at the battle of Suoi Chau Pha (Operation Ballarat) in which six Australians were killed and 14 wounded on 6 August 1967.
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