'Perfect terrain for guerrilla warfare'. Lance Corporal Robert Slater of Holsworthy, NSW searches vehicle loads for weapons or explosives at a road block check opposite the base area of 5RAR. By 1966, when Australian troops moved into Phuoc Tuy Province, the area was controlled by the Viet Cong. The Australians' role involved setting up check points, clearing villages and controlling the transport of food, weapons and medical support to Viet Cong forces as well as their involvement in patrols and combat operations. Share
soldiers, weapons, searches, explosives
Search of Bong Son Area Village
Cordon and search of Bong Son area village, 1st Platoon, 1967. Company B, 1/7 Cavalry Photo by Jody Granum, Company B, 1/7 Cavalry.
Viet Cong, searches, South Vietnamese Army (SVA)
LOH Searching For Viet Cong
A LOH (Light Observation Helicopter) searches for the Viet Cong. Photo by Dennis Summers who was a CWO with the "Slicks" Platoon. 1969-1970, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Aftermath Of Viet Cong Attack On Saigon - January 31, 1968 - Searching for family members among the rubble of a two-block area of Cholon section that was leveled during the Viet Cong attack on 31 January 1968.