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Pte Garry Towner in the village of Duc Thanh

The Village of Duc Thanh 1966

This is a typical image of an Australian soldier offensively called "Baby Killers" by some Australian protesters during the Vietnam War.

Private Garry Towner, Assault Pioneers, is comforting a Vietnamese child in the village of Duc Thanh while Cpl Sorenson 'plumbs' a post as they erect a winch so the women can retrieve water from the well.

Assault Pioneers of 5RAR returned a few weeks later to discover that the "Liberators of the People" had destroyed the well.


 

 

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