On SAS Hill at Nui Dat in 1969
left to right are:
Alan Weldon (later WIA), Private Jim Sturla (later WIA)Private Arnold Van
Hulst (now Arnold Lockrey) and Wayne Wright (later WIA), all
members of 12 Platoon D Company 5RAR, second tour.
This photo was taken in the D Company
assembly area prior to an operation in the first half of 1969.
Corporal Weldon is wearing his basic webbing & has smoke grenades
and bandolier of Armalite ammo in magazines across his chest.
The wooden building is the kitchen and diggers mess on SAS Hill at
Nui Dat which D Company occupied for most of 1969 before swapping
positions with B Company in the north eastern rubber of the main
battalion area, known as Ap An Phu. The flues of boilers/cookers can
be seen extending above the galvanized iron roofline. CHQ was behind
the person taking the photo.
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