3170244  8th Field Ambulance - Lance Corporal. John Francis Gillespie 24 Melbourne VIC. On 17th April 1971, an Australian dust-off helicopter hovered above an insecure landing zone, trying to pick up wounded Vietnamese regional force soldiers. As the first soldier was being winched up, the helicopter was hit by ground fire from the Viet Cong. The helicopter crashed and the crew evacuated, but Gillespie, the medic on board , was pinned in the twisted metal. His remains were recovered 2007. Buried Springvale Botanical Cemetery VIC.