“OPERATION PADDINGTON”

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July 8 1967 –“OPERATION PADDINGTON” Phuoc Tuy Province, III Corps - OPCON 1st Brigade 9th Infantry Division. -

 

This joint search and destroy operation was conducted near Long Giao and Nui Dat by the 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the 1st Australian Task Force, the 2nd and 7th Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment, plus ARVN and VNMC units The six-day mission, designed to open VC dominated jungle, resulted in 93 VC killed.