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5RAR at Long Binh

At Long Binh March 1969

Armoured Personnel Carriers are shown resting in a harbour position during their move of 5RAR troops on 10 March 1969 from Nui Dat to Long Binh, a major US military logistical complex located 32 kilometres north-east of Saigon. Troop Carrying Vehicles were also involved in this battalion redeployment, which was in reaction to an anticipated enemy attack upon the huge American base and then the city of Saigon. This would be a climax to the enemy Tet offensives. 5RAR occupied a defensive position surrounding Fire Base 'Kerry' to the north-east of Long Binh. This was Operation Federal Overlander..
 

 

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