Signalman A. H. Young 104
Sig Sqn, KIA at FSPB CORAL,
SVN, 16 May 1968
(Never forgotten Cowboy)
Battle of Coral/Balmoral Reunion
Operation Toan Thang
Royal Australian Corps of Signals
Squadron and detachments from 547 Signal Troop, 110 Signal Squadron and
53rd Signal Battalion (US Army)
The Battle of Coral and Balmoral began on
12th May 1968 and lasted until 6th June 1968.
The Battle was the largest and most sustained engagement of the Vietnam War
involving Australian troops and was the first Australian all arms brigade
sized operation since WW2. 25 Australians were KIA.
In May 2008, the 40th Anniversary Commemorations of the Battle occurred in Canberra and the highlight was a reception at The Great Hall, Parliament House hosted by the Prime Minister, The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP. This was follow by a memorial service the following day at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.