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Australian 5 RAR Recon Unit in Vietnam War

Australian 5 RAR Recon Unit in Vietnam War

Crossfire An Australian Reconnaissance Unit In Vietnam by P Haran

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Crossfire
An Australian Reconnaissance Unit In Vietnam by Peter Haran

1966 Robert "Dogs" Kearney traveled to Viet Nam with the 5th RAR (Royal Australian Regiment), a largely conscripted unit of "Nashos". The Australian Task Force was deployed in the south of the country and operated more or less independently against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. Kearney joined the reconnaisance platoon of the 5th Battalion RAR. This book lists his exploits as part of that unit. I found it to be a down to earth recollection that is very historical.
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In 1966 a group of 28 soldiers was chosen to form Australia's first specialist Reconnaissance Platoon in the Vietnam War. One of this platoon's section commanders was a 20-year-old regular soldier called Bob Kearney, who led a series of deadly patrols while the First Australian Task Force established its headquarters in South Vietnam. Operating in isolation and extreme danger ahead of the main Australian forces, these young men braved regular enemy contacts, mines, booby traps, and the natural perils of the teeming jungles. This is the story of Bob and his unit: a tale of courage, terror, madness and survival.

  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Total Pages: 237

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