Private Michael Muc
Killed in Action; 13 September 1968
Private Michael Muc, aged 21 and originally from The Ukraine, USSR, became a naturalized Australian in 1961 and was an optical lens cutter prior to being called up for National Service on 12 July 1967. He was posted to 4RAR and sailed with the Battalion to South Vietnam in May 1968.
During Operation HAWKESBURY in Long Khan Province on 13 September 1968, 7 Platoon entered a large enemy bunker system which appeared to be unoccupied. As the lead section moved among the bunkers they came under heavy fire from a North Vietnamese Army unit and in the ensuing fire fight, Michael was wounded but unfortunately died of his wounds before he could be evacuated.
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