Private Michael James Noonan
Killed in Action; 13 September 1968
Private Michael Noonan, aged 21, from Gilgandra NSW, was the manager of a spare parts outlet prior to being called up for National Service in 1967. He was posted to 4RAR and sailed with the Battalion to South Vietnam in May 1968.
During Operation HAWKESBURY 1 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 shot and killed.
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