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Hammersley

Written June 2014

Operation

Dates: 

2 Feb 1970 - 9 Mar 1970

Area of Operation:

Long Hai hills area, Long Tien District, Vung Tau Province

Allied Units:

8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)

Allied Casualties:

11 KIA, 59 WIA

Enemy Units:

Viet Cong 445th Battalion

Enemy Casualties:

45 KIA (confirmed-but likely more), 1 POW

Objective(s):

Reconnaissance

Significance/Notes:

The operations of D445 (the VC battalion) in the area were seriously disrupted. Large enemy caches of food, equipment, and weapons/ammo were found and confiscated. 8RAR was awarded the Republic of Vietnam’s Meritorious Unit Commendation, including the Cross of Gallantry, for its actions during this operation.

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