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soldiers of 5RAR searching Hoa Long village Hoa Long Village 1st Tour

 
A villager stands at her door while Corporal 'Barney' Ruttle attempts to talk to her.

Private Fred Clark inspects the drying beds for evidence of tunnels or caches, while Ken Wales? reaches for his water bottle.

The old woman was drying beetle nut which when chewed, released a mild narcotic effect. It also had the result of staining the teeth permanently red.

The bandolier slung over Fred's shoulder is a hundred rounds of 'linked' 7.62mm ammunition for the section's machinegun. It was slid into a tube of black plastic to prevent the rounds becoming wet and rusted.
 

 

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