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Pte Rod Heinze, a machine gunner from 5RAR moving away from the LZ Operation Esso (2nd Tour)

Rod Rowdy Heinze  6 section machine gunner is seen moving away from the LZ to commence Operation Esso.

Operation Esso is remembered because of mines. throughout the length and breath of AO (Area of Operations) Aldgate the enemy used mines taken from the barrier mine field that was laid between the Horseshoe Hill and Lang Phuoc Hai on the coast. The Viet Cong used mines extensively in that, in most cases, they were placed not as an obstacle to protect his bases, but to slow down, disrupt and discourage allied operations in the district.

 

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