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ARMY PRESS RELEASE

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

No. 6212

NAMES OF MINE VICTIMS RELEASED

Army Headquarters today released the names of two soldiers killed in

an enemy mine explosion on Saturday (June 6) in Phuoc Tuy Province, South

Vietnam.

Both members of 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, their

names were withheld at the request of next-of-kin until other close relatives

had been advised.

The soldiers -were:

. Private P.J. Navarre, of Beechworth, Victoria;

. Private S.G.-Larsson, of Ashton, South Australia. ' ■

Another soldier was killed and a fourth wounded in the same explosion.

Their names have already been realeased.

Yesterday (June 7) two soldiers were accidentally wounded in action in

Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, when two Australian patrols mistakenly v_ N

opened fire on each other.

The wounded men, both of whom are in a serious condition are:

. Private P.J. Egan, of Mitcham, Victoria, a member of 7th Battalion,

The Royal Australian Regiment; .

. Sapper I.S. Pitt, of Beaufort, Victoria, a member of 1st Field

Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers'.

Both soldiers were wounded by gunfire and have been evacuated to 1st

Australian Hospital, Vung Tau„ -

Their next-of-kin have been notified.

An investigation into the accident has started.

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Further information:

CANBERRA: Major E. Ross Smith (65-4059) (86-1138) STATES: ADPRAT COMMAND HEADQUARTERS 8 June 1970