The Day My World Went Quiet

23 Apr

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In 1970 I was posted to South Vietnam for service with AATTV, Australian Army Training Team. Specifically the MATT teams, Mobile Army Training Team element. These were teams of six members spread throughout Phuoc Tuy province to assist and train local PFDF and RF soldiers of the South Vietnamese army. I served in three Matt teams during my time in Vietnam, first at Hoa Long then Lon Son Island followed by Ang Ngai at the base of the Long Hai mountains, home of the dreaded D445 Viet Cong battalion. Long Son island gave me my first introduction to actual physical warfare. At the time I was with the Matt team there, we had only four members comprising the team. I was allocated the task of accompanying a section of the PFDF for a number of days on a reconnaissance and surveillance exercise. Our camp site was a high mountain hilltop…

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Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “The Day My World Went Quiet

  1. reocochran

    May 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I am blessed by your opening up and sharing this post. I had just written about Vietnam which I did not know you served there, too. How horrific, how life changing and yes, the world must have felt like it was going quiet.

    • The Emu

      May 3, 2015 at 3:10 am

      Hi Robin, did I miss a blog of yours on Vietnam ?, I usually have a quick glance and click like, but keep the blog for in depth reading later on.
      I will go back and check.
      Best wishes for a beautiful Sunday.

  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    April 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I remember this one Ian… Hoping that time eases some of the memories Ian.. Hugs

    • The Emu

      April 26, 2015 at 1:35 am

      I re posted this one to coincide with our Anzac remembrance day.
      Time does ease some memories Sue, but some are destined to live on.
      Kind regards.

  3. prenin

    April 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I remember this one Ian – Scary!!! 😦

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      April 23, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Re posted this one Prenin as it has been on my mind, our Anzac day is coming up this Saturday and lots of memory’s resurface.


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