vietnamwarera: Operation Hammersley Dates: 2FEB1970 -…

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Operation Hammersley

Dates: 2FEB1970 – 9MAR1970

Area of Operations: Long Hai hills area, Long Tien District, Vung Tau Province

Allied Units: 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)

Allied Casualties: 11 KIA, 59 WIA

Enemy Units: Viet Cong 445th Battalion

Enemy Casualties: 45 KIA (confirmed-but likely more), 1 POW

Objective: Reconnaissance

Significance/Notes: The operations of D445 (the VC battalion) in the area were seriously disrupted. Large enemy caches of food, equipment, and weapons/ammo were found and confiscated. 8RAR was awarded the Republic of Vietnam’s Meritorious Unit Commendation, including the Cross of Gallantry, for its actions during this operation.

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