Friday, August 26, 2016

Vietnam Veterans recognised in Maitland and Cessnock 50 years after Long Tan

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In August 1966, 108 ANZAC soldiers stationed outside Long Tan fought off thousands of hostile Viet Cong in one of the first, and one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam war.
Half-a-century later, at the site of the battle and at memorial sites across the Hunter and the nation, Australians reflected. In Maitland a crowd filled Maitland Park to lay wreaths at the cenotaph.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 18 Aug 2016.