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_1, AU R ARMY PRESS RELEASE

Directorate of Public Relations, Army Headquarters, CANBERRA; A.C.T. 2600

No. 6125

SIX SOLDIERS WOUNDED

Six Australian--soldiers were wounded in two separate incidents in

Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, yesterday (March 23).

Two soldiers of 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, were

slightly wounded during.a.- contact with the enemy.

They are: Private L.T. Smith of Mount Morgan, QLD, and Private D. Henderson, of Dickson, A.C.T.,.- -.

Both soldiers were evacuated to the 1st Field Hospital, Vung Tau,

where they are in a satisfactory condition.

The other four soldiers were wounded when an armoured personnel

carrier detonated an anti-tank mine.

Wounded are: Sapper K.J:. Connor , of Rockhampton and Sapper ]\I.E. Foster , of Glenorchy, Tas, both of 1st Field Squadron, The Royal Australian Engineers, and Trooper J.P. Dunhill-Martin, of Banyo, QLD and Trooper P.J. Kadow , of Tranmere, SA, both of B Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

All four soldiers.were evacuated to 1st Field Hospital and are in a

very satisfactory condition.

Next of kin have been informed.

24th March, 1970

List: A

Further information:

CANBERRA: Lt Col L. Logan (6 5-41 2 4) (65-4681) STATES: ADPR AT COMMAND HEADQUARTERS