Photos Aussies and Kiwi's in Vietnam

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Today we pause to remember the life and service of 218006 Corporal Henry Edward "Ted" Suttor, who was killed in action whilst serving in South Vietnam on the 16th of November 1969. He was also known as "Eyes" to his brothers in arms.
Ted volunteered to serve in the ARA in 1967 and was posted to 5RAR. He deployed with the Battalion to South Vietnam in 1969. On the morning of the 16th of November, his platoon was advancing on a bunker system at 0730 when his section made contact with the enemy.
Ted was metres from the forward bunker when he called out he was going to attempt to grenade the bunker. As he raised himself to throw the grenade, he was struck by two rounds of enemy fire. He dropped the grenade, which exploded and killed him instantly.
He was only 26 at the time of his death.
Lest we forget

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Thua Tich, South Vietnam. 1969-06. Exhausted after a successful night ambush and an attempted Viet Cong (VC) ambush earlier that day, 235254 Captain (Capt) Tom Henry Arrowsmith of Campbelltown, NSW, rests on top of his armoured personnel carrier (APC) at the Government outpost of Xuyen Moc. Capt Arrowsmith is the Commander of 2 Troop, B Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment which, together with a force of infantry and engineers killed sixteen (eleven and later five) enemy in the two contacts and captured seven AK47 assault rifles, two RPG2 (rocket propelled grenade) rocket launchers, and a pistol, together with drugs, surgical instruments, and equipment. The armoured force, from the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base at Nui Dat, was sweeping the area of north eastern Phuoc Tuy Province.
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Original description and photo sourced from: www.awm.gov.au/collection/C317874

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Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province. Private Bryan O'Donnell of 11 Platoon, D Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR), outside the battalion living quarters on Nui Dat Hill, later known as SAS Hill, with an AN/PVS-2 Night Vision Riflescope in his right hand and an M79 grenade launcher in his left hand.
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Original description and photo sourced from the Australian War Memorial
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Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam, c. 1967-05. Corporal Trent Grall, Section Commander of 3 Section, Assault Pioneer Platoon, Support Company, the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), priming M16 anti-personnel ("jumping jack") mines. He is about to lay them in the 11 kilometre-long minefield that the 1st Australian Task Force (ATF) was constructing from Dat Do to the coast.
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Original description and photo sourced by www.awm.gov.au/collection/C271769

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