Private John Iwankiw at FSB Coral. Having experienced two heavy attacks on the base, Iwankiw has surrounded himself with belts of ammunition for the M60 machine gun that he is holding.
coral, machine guns, artillery, soldiers, Fire Support Bases (FSB)
Australians with Their Tracker Dogs at Coral
Australians with their tracker dogs at Coral in May 1965. The dogs, mostly black Labradors, were trained to follow the scent of human blood, waste and food, and were used by patrolling Australians to locate enemy troops.
With their artillery piece in the background, gunners occupy defensive positions at Coral. Steel helmets have replaced the ‘bush hat’ commonly associated with the Australians in Vietnam because of the danger posed by enemy RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) and mortar fire.
helmets, field artillery, soldiers, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), coral