Private Victor Neils Petersen
Killed in Action 16 February 1969
Private Victor Petersen 23, from Southport, Queensland was a forest trainee in Queensland 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 GOODWOOD in Bien Hoa Province on 16 February 1969, B Company, supported by tanks, was attacking an enemy bunker system. Vic was killed outright when a command detonated mine exploded. Pte Raymond McGuire was also killed in action as a result of the same blast and three others including the Company Sergeant Major were wounded in the initial bursts of enemy fire.
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