1 PLATOON BATTLE WING 1965

Can you name a digger? How many joined 5RAR for its first tour in the Republic of South Vietnam.

Soldiers of 1st intake Battle wing Ingleburn
(Back Row L:R) 1. Ron Shoebridge,  2. Noel Pracy,  3. Laurie 'Lossa' Lewis,  4. Darrel McCune,  5. Bob Sperring,  6. Ron Hodge,  7. ? Harris,  8. Hugh 'Tas' Evans,   9. 'Robbie' Robinson,
10. ? Noble, 11. ? Cox,  12. John Sweetnam,  13. ? Lankaster,  14. Paul Maloney.
(Middle Row L:R) 1. Mick Cross,  2. Simco,  3. Peter Bradshaw,  4. ? Wilmot,  5. ? Kessey,  6. ? Westerside,  7. Russel McKay,  8. Robert Cavill,  9. Robert 'Mudgee' Brett,  10. ? Hodges
11. Mick Brock,  12. Hain, 13. Graham Dunne, 14. Paul 'Smoky' Dawson.
(Front Row L:R) 1. Don Beeton,  2. John 'Reverend' Moran,  3. John Logan,  4. Bob Mashford,  5. Cpl Tony Parrello,   6. Sgt Hodder,  7. Sgt Jock Heron,  8. Sgt Hillis,  9. Sgt Fred Crawford,
10. Lance Bartel,  11. ? Jackson, 12. Dino Demarchie, 13. ? Hogerziel.
Note: Note: Pte. John Sweetnam was Killed in Action June 9, 1966 and Pte Noel Pracy Died on Tour November 18, 1966. 
*Cpl Tony Parrello was killed in the TET offensive in 1968. He was an advisor with the AATTV. He never got to see his son. (Source: *Mike Waldron, First Battalion Association)
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