Tragedy at An Nhut

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Picture taken moments before a mine was triggered near An Nhut, 14 February 1967
Officers and senior NCOs from 5RAR gather for an O Group briefing near the village of An Nhut, 14 February 1967. Moments later one of the party triggered an undisclosed mine or booby trap, which killed three men and wounded five others. Among the dead was Captain Peter Williams, a New Zealand artillery FO attached to the Australian battalion.

Image courtesy Colleen Brooker

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