On Vietnam Veterans Day, we acknowledge the 60,00 Australians deployed to the Vietnam War in the 1960’s-70’s. More than 3,000 wounded and 521 lost their lives. All wars impact heavily on families of those deployed to active service. None more so than the families who lost their loved one or the service men and women who returned with deep scars from their involvement.

We remember the actions of those involved in the battle of Long Tan, 55 years ago. There were 18 Australians killed and 24 wounded of the 108 soldiers involved. The what support services of the Artillery, Air Force and many others must not be overlooked.