Bronze Soldiers

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                                Lennie Green Vietnam Veteran

Paying homage to our local boys that fought for their lives in the Vietnam War.

Our Australian troops were drafted in the 60s and 70s.

To be published and completed in half life~size bronze statues within the Beaufort Memorial gardens.

Date proposed August 2019.

To celebrate ‘Long Tan’ 50th anniversary.The Battle of Long Tan (18 August 1966) took place in a rubber plantation near Long Tân, in Phước Tuy ProvinceSouth Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Viet Cong (VC) and People’s Army of Vietnam units and elements of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) shortly after its lodgement in Phước Tuy. 1 ATF began arriving between April and June 1966, constructing a base at Nui Datwhich was located astride a major communist transit and resupply route and was close to a VC base area. After two months it had moved beyond the initial requirements of establishing itself and securing its immediate approaches, beginning operations to open the province. Meanwhile, in response to the threat posed by 1 ATF, a force of between 1,500 and 2,500 men from the VC 275th Regiment, possibly reinforced by at least one PAVN battalion and the D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion, was ordered to move against Nui Dat

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