22 August, 2022
Veterans mark Vietnam War
ACROSS the Tablelands, bugles were sounded and respects were paid as residents paused to remember members of the Australian armed forces who served in the Vietnam War and to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest military engagement of the 20th century with almost 60,000 Australian serving from July 1962 to 1972, 3000 of which were wounded and 521 lost their lives.
The RSL Sub Branches of both Mareeba and Atherton held services to commemorate those who served but to also mark the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 1966.