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PLATTER, Stanley Edgar

Served in Vietnam 16/06/1966 – 24/03/1967. SAS personnel were highly trained and their role in Vietnam varied from conducting reconnaissance patrols and observing enemy movement to offensive operations deep in enemy territory.


The SAS had the highest “kill” ratio of any Australian unit in Vietnam. From the 20-22/06/1966 each troop conducted a 24-hour patrol of the area immediately around the base at Nui Dat. The first enemy contact occurred when 3 Squadron was fired on by a group of Viet Cong (VC).


At 0243hrs 17/08/1966 mortar bombs and rifle shells came into the Task Force area where seven 3 Squadron SAS became casualties. They earned the nickname ma rung(“phantoms of the Jungle) for their stealthy manoeuvres.

“Who Dares Wins”.

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