By Don Tate
Atrocities, Corruption, homicide. The Falsification of History.
May 1969 the Vietnam War
Don Tate now offers an in-depth research of 1 of the main sordid issues in Australian army background, the deletion of the second D&E Platoon from all of the histories of the Vietnam warfare and his 38 yr conflict to have it reinstated.
It is a narrative of many elements- yet at it really is middle, it's a tale of betrayal.
Not simply the betrayal of the thirty-nine Infantry Privates who shaped the advert hoc, second D&E Platoon in Vietnam in the course of 1969, yet a narrative the gatekeepers of our army background don't need informed- the 'red hats' of the army institution, and the historians of the Australian battle Memorial.
And there's sturdy it's because- since it activates its head the romanticised snapshot of Anzac and the noble traditions of the Australian Defence Force.
Don Tate volunteered to visit the Vietnam warfare as a naive, yet patriotic nineteen yr previous boy in 1969 and served as an infantry reinforcement with 3 devices - the 4th Battalion, the second D&E Platoon, and the ninth Battalion. He was once badly wounded in motion at the nineteenth July 1969 and used to be hospitalised for greater than years.
Many years later, he realized that not just hadn't he been recorded with the ninth Battalion, yet that every one hint of the second D&E Platoon have been erased from the histories of the Vietnam battle. Worse, that the corruptions of his carrier files (and these of each guy who fought within the platoon) was once the results of a cover-up of atrocities that reached the top degrees of the army and the government.
Don has 5 young ones and twelve grandchildren and lives together with his spouse Carole in Shellharbour, NSW, the place he taught as a highschool English teacher.
Anzacs Betrayed is a spouse piece to the best-selling memoir, The conflict Within.
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Anzacs Betrayed The Story of the 2nd D&E Platoon (Vietnam War Series) by Don Tate