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ARMY PRESS RELEASE

D ir e c t o r a t e o f P u b lic R e l a t i o n s /

Army H e a d o u a rte rs , CANBERRA. A .C .T . 2600.

f No. 6167.

X FIVE AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES

An A u s t r a l i a n s o l d i e r w as k i l l e d and f o u r wounded when an arm oured

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p e rs o n n e l c a r r i e r d e to n a te d an enemy mine 10 m ile s s o u t h - e a s t o f Nui Dav t ,

S outh V ietnam , y e s te r d a y ( A p r il 2 6 ) ,

K ill e d was L ie u te n a n t R„C. P o th o f . o f B alm o ral P a rk , S in g a p o re , a

member o f 7 th B a t t a l i o n , The R oyal A u s t r a l i a n R egim ent.

Wounded i n th e same i n c i d e n t was S e rg e a n t R. C ooper, o f Tamworth, NSW,

a member o f B S quadron, 3 rd C a v a lry R egim ent, c o n d itio n s e r i o u s l y i l l .

The n e x t o f k i n o f a n o th e r s o l d i e r , who i s i n a s e r i o u s c o n d i tio n ,

have r e q u e s te d t h a t th e s o l d i e r 's name be w ith h e ld u n t i l o th e r r e l a t i v e s have

b een n o t i f i e d .

The n e x t o f k in o f th e o t h e r two s o l d i e r s , who a r e i n a s a t i s f a c t o r y

c o n d i tio n , have n o t y e t b een in fo rm e d . .

L i s t : A.

F u r th e r in f o r m a tio n :,

CANBERRA: M ajor E. R oss Sm ith

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27 A p r il, 1970 STATES: ADPR AT COMMAND HEADQUARTERS