Major Rein Eelmaa Harring MID.
accompanying the award of Mentioned in
Rein Harring graduated from the Officer
Cadet School, Portsea, in December 1957. He
was posted to 5th Batta1ion The Royal
Australian Regiment in May 1968 and arrived
in South Vietnam in January 1969 as Officer
Commanding B Company.
Under Major Harring's leadership B Company
has had outstanding success during 1969,
having killed 90 enemy, captured and
destroyed over 1000 bunkers and capturing
large quantities of weapons, stores and
In June 1969 Major Harring commanded B
Company involved in the highly successful
battle of Binh Ba, operating against an
Throughout July 1969, Major Harring was
responsible for the retraining from the Army
of the Republic of Vietnam. The manner in
which he did this task and the results
obtained earned high praise from the Army of
the Republic of Vietnam.
In the numerous heavy bunker contacts which
B Company has had, Major Harring has always
placed himself in dangerous positions from
which he could best control his battles.
He has handled his company with aggression
and courage in a manner that reflects high
credit on himself and the Australian Army.