John Carruthers, 28
Mount Morgan, Queensland.
John Carruthers A career officer who enlisted in April 1960.
On February 21, 1967 Lt. Carruthers was Platoon Commander 4 Platoon B Company, when his leading Armoured Personnel Carrier detonated a massive land mine. The carriers went into counter ambush positions and Lt Carruthers dismounted. A 'Jumping Jack' mine was tripped nearby critically wounding Lt. Carruthers and the OC of B Company Major McQualter.
Lt. Carruthers died at 36th Evacuation Hospital Vung Tau on February 24, 1967.