Australian Military Forces Hat Badge
5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment title
James C. McMillan
3794377 Private. James C. McMillan, 20
Albury, NSW.

Private Jim McMillan joined C Company 5RAR as a National Serviceman reinforcement following severe losses to 7 Platoon in early July 1969.
At 1615 hours on 31 July during Operation Camden in the Hat Dich Secret Zone, C Company fought against an enemy force of at least company strength occupying a well-defended bunker system camouflaged in the thick jungle. Despite very aggressive offensive action taken by 7 Platoon, the enemy's heavier firepower from accurate RPGs, machine guns and AK47s forced 7 Platoon to withdraw. Jim died bravely engaging the enemy in this close quarter battle.
An extremely enthusiastic member of his platoon and company he will always be remembered for his raw courage and loyalty to his fellow soldiers.

Official Commemoration: VIC - Garden Of Remembrance
Commemoration Position: Wall 17 - Row B

 

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