Richard Alfred ALDERSEA

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ALDERSEA, Richard Alfred

Service Number: 55120
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
Born: Nedlands, Western Australia, 29 July 1946
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, South Vietnam, 18 August 1966, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Anglican Section, Row ZF, Grave 152
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rutherglen Long Tan Cross
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Vietnam War Service

8 Jun 1966: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN 55120, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
18 Aug 1966: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN 55120, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), Long Tan

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6RAR

Rank - Private

Served in Vietnam from 8 June 1966 to 18 August 1966

55120 Private Richard Alfred Aldersea
6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
Killed in Action - Battle of Long Tan
Nui Dat Vietnam 18th August 1966 Age 20
Awarded US PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION for the BATTLE of LONG TAN

The Battle of Long Tan (18 August 1966) took place near the village of Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units after 108 men from D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) clashed with a force of 1,500 to 2,500 men from the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, reinforced by at least one North Vietnamese battalion and D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion. The 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) had just arrived between April and June 1966, constructing a base at Nui Dat.

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