Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Gilbert (Retd) was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions on 21 September 1971 at the Battle of Nui Le – as the Forward
Observer with Delta Company, 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. For an account of the Battle and awards, see: https://defence-honours-tribunal.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Gilbert.pdf.
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This article complements the longer Research Note 1/2020 “Communist Views of the 1st Australian Task Force” of February 2020 (35,372 words, 100 pages with maps and photographs, and including annexes on “Abuses and Atrocities by Australian Troops – As claimed by Vietnamese Sources”; “Vietnamese Names”; and a 15-page Bibliography).
Regarding the Battle of Coral, see also Ernie Chamberlain’s comment – appended to COL (Retd) Ian Ahearn’s 2012 article, that clarifies confusion about the pre-battle intelligence that was briefed at the 1 ATF OGp at the Bearcat base on 10 May 1968 (and the subsequent INTSUM to units) – ie that noted the North Vietnamese units in the AO.
Regards, Ernie Chamberlain