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1968 Colin J Clarke

SP 1968

South Vietnam 1968 (first tour) - Infantry Platoon Commander
Dry Season. A Clean Set of JGs.
Resupply Day in the bush. A welcome but rare clean and shiny day!

Canon Demi Half Frame 35mm,Kodachrome 64

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Colin Clarke17-Aug-2010 10:34
Many thanks, Tom and Dave. I was one of the slow learners. Jun1965 draftee. :-)
SVN 1967-68 and 1971. Third Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. (Infantry)
And 1991 in civilian clothes, setting up tourism possibilities (how's that for irony).
Cheers, Comrades!
Dave Berry17-Aug-2010 04:54
Colin and Tom,
Draftees had a term for those who did more than one tour - slow learners! We did like to be around them, though, because they knew a lot more than we did. A career as an Army officer taught me much more respect than I had as a dumber-than-dirt 20 year old. Much respect and best regards to both of you!
Tom Briggs15-Aug-2010 15:27
I second Dave Berry's comments below. I too had two tours (1966-67) and then again from 1969-1970. I was a great admirer of the Australian army and am certainly glad we're allies.
Dave Berry09-Jul-2008 10:24
Must have been new boots. They were still black. Thank you for serving, especially two tours. I hope you post more of your SVN photos. I'm voting for this photo and the soldier in it. Best regards.
Dave Berry
1st Infantry Division, '67-'68
Teila K. Day19-Apr-2008 16:35
I bet you accumulated many stories, and met interesting people during your time in the service! Military life seems to add something extra and rich to one's life experiences.
Guest 10-Apr-2008 21:41
Hope you were not after the koalas :o)
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