Private (Pte) Jim Richmond Found 12 Hours After the Battle of Long Tan
Private (Pte) Jim Richmond, 11 Platoon, D Company, was one of two wounded Australians found 12 hours after the battle of Long Tan by members of his platoon. He had been shot twice through the chest and lay all night, face down, at his section post. Pte Richmond was air-lifted to Vung Tau and eventually medivaced to Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4
Private (Pte) Stan Hodder from Queensland; Pte Terry Burstall from Victoria and Pte Peter Dettman from NSW, all from D Company 6 RAR, take a break from gathering weapons left on the battlefield after the previous night’s fighting during the battle of Long Tan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4
North Vietnamese Soldiers Lie Dead on the Morning of 13 May 1968
In a testament to the ferocity of the fight around 102 Battery’s position, at least 7 North Vietnamese soldiers lie dead in front of the No. 6 gun on the morning of 13 May 1968. Shortly afterwards the bodies were collected and buried in a mass grave.
View of No Man's Land from the hooches. "This is early on before we had the real sandbag wall, it is being built out front, to protect us and our hooches. No man's land is out there above, and some big battles were fought out there." -Roger McGill. 3/4 Cavalry Vietnam, Cu Chi, 1966. Photo by Roger McGill.
Soldiers Could Wear Just About Any Head Gear to the Bush
1970 The Berg, (Wetta) — with Wetta Burdguess. "A lot of the guys wore the head bands or sweat bands, some just wore the boonie cap. We could wear just about any head gear to the bush. Some guys wore Tigers and others wore BDUs". Photo by David Weeks II
Bodies of Vietnamese Army Troops Laid Out in an Open Area to be Checked for Documents Before Burial
The bodies of North Vietnamese Army troops who attempted to hold the rubber plantation village of Binh Ba, are laid out in an open area so they can be checked for documents before burial. In the foreground are some of the Australian troops who fought in the battle, June 1969.
Wounded Soldier is Unloaded From an RAAF Iroquois Chopper
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.
Chaplain John McNamara Administers the Last Rites to Dickey Chapelle
Henri Huet: Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to Dickey Chapelle. Chaplain John McNamara of Boston makes the sign of the cross as he administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle on Nov. 4th 1965. Chapelle was covering a US Marine unit on a combat operation near Chu Lai for the National Observer when she was seriously wounded, along with four Marines, by an exploding mine. She died in a helicopter en route to a hospital. Photo by Henri Huet KIA Feb. 10 1971 over Laos.