By Don Tate
Atrocities, Corruption, homicide. The Falsification of History.
May 1969 the Vietnam War
Don Tate now presents an in-depth research of 1 of the main sordid issues in Australian army background, the deletion of the 2d D&E Platoon from the entire histories of the Vietnam battle and his 38 yr conflict to have it reinstated.
It is a narrative of many components- yet at it really is middle, it's a tale of betrayal.
Not in basic terms the betrayal of the thirty-nine Infantry Privates who shaped the advert hoc, 2d 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 conflict Memorial.
And there's strong the reason is,- 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Don Tate volunteered to visit the Vietnam conflict as a naive, yet patriotic nineteen yr outdated boy in 1969 and served as an infantry reinforcement with 3 devices - the 4th Battalion, the second D&E Platoon, and the ninth Battalion.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 used to be badly wounded in motion at the nineteenth July 1969 and was once hospitalised for greater than years.
Many years later, he discovered that not just hadn't he been recorded with the ninth Battalion, yet that each one hint of the 2d D&E Platoon were erased from the histories of the Vietnam conflict. Worse, that the corruptions of his carrier files (and these of each guy who fought within the platoon) used to be the results of a cover-up of atrocities that reached the top degrees of the army and the government.
Don has 5 childrens 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 struggle Within.
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