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5RAR patrol moving out from the Horseshoe July 1969 5RAR patrol moving out from the Horseshoe July 1969

(From Front to Rear:) CPL Don Campbell, PTE Doug McKellar and LCPL Bill Errington.

The Horseshoe was an extinct volcano measuring some 30 metres high and 550 metres across. It was situated approximately half way between Nui Dat and the coast and was an excellent observation post for sighting VC and NVA approaching from the east. The Horseshoe was also particularly well situated to prevent enemy movement from Long Tan into the large village of Dat Do.

It was manned by a rifle company and a troop of field artillery and sometimes a troop of tanks.
 

 

 

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