Military History: Vietnam The Battle for FSB Anderson

A NIGHT IN THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY.
THE DECIMATION OF AUSTRALIAN ARMY SAPPERS ON STANDING PATROL
DURING THE BATTLE OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE ANDERSEN, SOUTH VIETNAM – TET OFFENSIVE 1968
Compiled and Written by Peter Scott March 2017

This article looks at what has been written about Fire Support Base Andersen and adds commentary from some of the sappers who were there on that battlefield. The objective is to make the story of Andersen and its’ soldiers (Australian Infantry; Australian, New Zealand and American
Artillery; and Australian Engineers and Cavalry) more widely known and acknowledged as a significant battle of the Vietnam War, and to honour the service and sacrifice of those who served and those who died there.

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