2 Platoon, Victor 3 Company, 1968

Members of 2 Platoon, Victor 3 Company at Terendak in Malaysia, February 1968. This picture was taken prior to their deployment to Vietnam.

Back row (left to right): Pte DRN Wilson, Pte K Wedderel, Pte DJ Orbell, Pte RG Whibley.

Third row (left to right): Pte GJ Preston, Pte H Roberts, Pte AGM Allan, Pte SG Williams, Pte GM Horne, Pte JH Harding, Pte BC Leathem, Pte RJ Dil, Pte LE Brown.

Second row (left to right): Pte DR Shand, Pte LG Powell, Pte NC Tither, Pte NL Martin, Pte NW Tahere, Pte DD Beverly, Pte MT Renata, Pte IE Michie, Pte JT Robinson.

Front row (left to right): Pte GJ Hollis, LCpl PLR Scia Scia, Cpl WJ Walker, Sgt VR Johnson, Lt RS Miller, Cpl J Dolan, Cpl WL Perry, LCpl DI Benseman, LCpl PB Sheild.

Read a series of Victor 3 Company tales written and collected by Ross Miller (seated middle of front row).

Can you identify any of the soldiers in this photo? Please post a comment below if you can help.

Reference: 

Image courtesy Ross Miller

How to cite this page: 'Victor 3 Company platoon, 1968', URL: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/victor-3-company-platoon-1968, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 22-Jul-2014

Comments

Bottom Row L - R: Unknown, LCpl Paul SciaScia, Cpl Bill Walker, Sgt Vic Johnson, Lt Ross Miller, Cpl John Dolan, Cpl Bill Piri, LCpl Donald Benseman, LCpl Paul Shields.

2nd Row L - R: Pte Ewen Wright, Unknown (x 9).

3rd Row L - R: Unknown (x 3), Pte Lou Brown, Unknown (x 3), Pte Rob Dil, Unknown.

4th Row L - R: Pte Coombes, Unknown (x 2), Pte Bob Whibley

I took a pic of Dad's photo that has the names on it. The pic was a bit blurry, so I apologise if I do accidently get any wrong, but I am pretty sure I have got them all right.

These are all the names in order for 2 Platoon.

4th Row (L to R): Ptes Wilson DRN; Wedderel KT; Orbell DJ; Whibley RG.

3rd Row (L to R): Ptes Preston GJ; Roberts H; Allan AGM; Williams SG; Horne GM; Harding JH; Leathem BC; Dil RJ; Brown LE.

2nd Row (L to R): Ptes Shand DR; Powell LG; Tither NC ; Martin NL; Tahere NW; Beverly DD; Renata MT; Michie IE; Robinson JT.

1st Row (L to R): Pte Hollis GJ; Lcpl Scia Scia PLR; Cpl Walker WJ; Sgt Johnson VR; Lt RS Miller; Cpl Dolan J; Cpl Perry WL; Lcpl Bensemann DI