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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2007

Vietnam War Heroes. Fallen War Heroes. Vietnam War 1962 - 1973.

New mastered version mp3 (Oct 2012) of the Australian war heroes song can be downloaded at http://www.australianwarheroes.com/do... - Better sound quality. You can also download sheet music and lyrics plus the original mp3 and a 4 minute version of the song. Backing track Now Available. New social page for the song at http://www.geeewizzz.com.au/37b4cfe7

The Vietnam War caused great social and political dissent. Conscripts were sent to Vietnam. Many draft resisters, conscientious objectors, and protesters were fined or gaoled, while soldiers met a hostile reception on their return home.

From 1962 approximately 50,000 Australians, including ground troops, air force and navy personnel served in Vietnam. 520 died and close to 2,400 were wounded.

The Battle of Long Tan is arguably the most famous battle fought by the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. It was fought in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tan, about 4 km north-east of Vung Tau, South Vietnam on August 18-19, 1966. See YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFrTA8...

Australian Infantry Regiments in the Vietnam War.

1 RAR 2 tours May 1965 - July 1966
January 1968 - January 1969
2 RAR 2 tours March 1967 - June 1968
April 1970 - June 1971
3 RAR 2 tours December 1967 - December 1968
February 1971 - October 1971
4 RAR 2 tours January 1968 - May 1969
May 1970 - March 1972
5 RAR 2 tours April 1966 - July 1967
January 1969 - March 1970
6 RAR 2 tours April 1966 - July 1967
May 1969 - May 1970
7 RAR 2 tours April 1967 - April 1968
February 1970 - March 1971
8 RAR 1 tour November 1969 - November 1970
9 RAR 1 tour November 1968 - December 1969

By late 1970, Australia had begun winding down its military effort in Vietnam. The withdrawal of troops continued throughout 1971. The last battalion left Nui Dat on 7 November, while a handful of advisers remained in Vietnam for the following year. In December 1972 they became the last Australian troops to come home: their unit had seen continuous service in South Vietnam for ten and a half years.

The song on this video is timeless and honours the memory of those who have died in the service and defence of Australia in war.

Official website for Can You Hear Australia's Heroes Marching? at http://www.australianwarheroes.com/

Remembrance Day at: http://www.remembrance-day.australian...

Vietnam War - http://www.vietnam-war.australianwarh...

Want to know what influenced the author to write and create the song? Go to http://www.peterbarnes.australianwarh...

© Peter Barnes 2001 - 2014. All Rights Reserved. All content remains the property of the respective copyright holders.

Other songs by the author at http://www.australian-songs.befoundon...

Anzac Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgC9bO...

Instrumental Music - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Bnjo...

Vietnam War Tribute - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxkMaf...

Anzac Centenary - New website at: http://www.anzac-day.net/

Vietnam War Heroes. Fallen War Heroes. Australian diggers in Vietnam.

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