Military Honours Capt O'Neill
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Mentioned in despatches (MID)

  Capt Robert O'Neill
Captain Robert John O'Neill MID.

Citation accompanying the award of Mentioned in Dispatches to
Capt. O'Neill.

Captain R. J. O'Neill was the Intelligence Officer of the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment during the greater part of the tour of duty of the unit in South Vietnam. His skill and industry in collecting and interpreting available information regarding the enemy enabled the Battalion to undertake operations with the greatest possible knowledge of the Viet Cong On numerous occasions Captain O'Neill displayed high personal courage in seeking out and confirming information both by ground and air reconnaissance. His conduct was at all times an inspiration to those who worked with him and the leadership displayed by him was of the highest possible order.

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