GUEST SPEAKER: Dr Robert Webster OAM, President Victorian RSL
Tuesday August 17th via Zoom (of course!)
The battle of Long Tan was fought on 18 August 1966. One-hundred-and-five men from D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR) and three New Zealanders from an artillery forward observation party from New Zealand’s 161 Field Battery, encountered a force of more than 2,000 Viet Cong soldiers. During the battle, 17 Australians were killed and a further 25 were wounded, one of whom later died of wounds. This was the highest number of Australian casualties incurred in any one engagement of the Vietnam War.
Dr Robert Webster OAM, FCPA, FAPI, FRICS is president of the Victorian RSL. But in the 1960s, as a National Serviceman, he served with the Australian forces at Nui Dat. His personal experiences there were life changing. Join the meeting next Tuesday on Zoom to hear Robert's moving story of his personal experiences in Vietnam, the effect it had on the course of his life, and how he came to grips with those significant personal challenges.