Photos Aussies and Kiwi's in Vietnam

WO2 Don "Benson" Hedges enjoying the entertainment Anzac day 1970 at Danang.
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Hue, South Vietnam, 1967. Left to right: Sergeant Madina, US Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV); Lieutenant Grammer, MACV (later killed in action); and 28324 Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Brian E. Betts, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). The three men provided training assistance to units of the Army of the Republic of South Vietnam (ARVN).

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Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. April 1970. Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Jim Stephens of Kelvin Grove, Qld (left), and WO2 Dave Powell of Holland Park, Qld, advisers with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), deliver a box full of ammunition to a Government outpost, a pumping station at Lam Lang.

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WO2 John Vincent served with the Montagnards when in Vietnam. John can not recall the photograph being taken but remembers that things were pretty grim at the time and he was glad to be alive. John recalls that the Montagnards saved his skin on two or three occasions.
Far left was the Montagnard Company Commander, the next was John's radio man and on the right of John is his bodyguard. John stated that "They are the most loyal soldiers I have ever worked with."

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Warrant Officer Class II Peter Conway makes his way across the ‘Monkey Bridge’, a precarious looking bamboo structure leading to the ‘Y’ Regional Force Company compound, where he was an advisor, in Cho Gao District during late 1970.

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Bruno Carbone front and John Nolan at Van Kiep, Phuoc Tuy Province in November 1972. Bruno and John were two of the last three Australians to depart from the Long Hai Training Centre in December 1972 when AATTV disbanded.

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South Vietnam. Phuoc Tuy Province. September 1967. Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) adviser WO2 Terry Smith is farewelled by Vietnamese friends at the Regional Forces sub-sector post near the village of Binh Ba. WO2 Smith, known as the Baron of Binh Ba, was presented with a framed commendation by the 614th Regional Forces Company Commander Lieutenant Vinh, on behalf of the Province Chief Lieutenant Colonel Dat. On the left is the Company Second in Command Lieutenant Duong. Photo by Sergeant Michael Coleridge. [AWM COL/67/0823/VN]

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Captain Karl William Baudistel, who was killed in action whilst serving in Vietnam on the 13th of August 1967.

Karl was originally from Brisbane, Queensland, and served with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam from January 1967 until his death. He was killed in action on the 13th of August 1967 following a contact with the Vietcong in Thua Thien Province.

Karl was 28 at the time of his death.

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Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Brian E. Betts, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), resting outside a house in the area known as "The Street Without Joy". Nots See Dung, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, 1967. P02222.016

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South Vietnam. January 1968. Australian Army Adviser Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Chris McEvoy (rear right), with three South Vietnamese soldiers at the Sa Huynh Base in Quang Ngai Province. WO2 McEvoy, a member of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), is working with the Mobile Strike MIKE Force, a reactionary unit which is part of US Special Forces. Photo by Richard Crothers. [AWM CRO/68/0039/VN]

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outh Vietnam. Long Son Island, Phuoc Tuy Province. March 1971. Australian Army Corporal Nicolaas Burgerhof, a member of the Mobile Advisory Training Team (MATT) 14, surrounded by local Vietnamese children as he hands out sweets. Photo by WO2 William Cunneen. [AWM CUN/71/0168/VN]

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