GORDON H D'ANTOINE
5RAR

Gordon D'Antione

Young Gordon was a Junior Postal officer
When he enlisted in '64.
As a war raged in South Viet Nam
Where he'd be involved for sure.

The twenty year old was allocated to Infantry
Where he served with 5RAR
And he was sent to Viet Nam in '66
To relieve 1RAR.

But he was killed in action
On October 28th that same year
Phuoc Tuy Province was a dangerous place.
That the diggers came to fear.

It's a long way from Derby WA
To the place he met his fate.
But young Gordon will always be remembered
By the men he called his mates!

 

© Bill Charlton
Bill Charlton

 

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