R56859  RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam - Petty Officer. O'Brien Cedric Ignatius Phillips 32 Bassendean WA. In October 1967 the Petty officer was sent with 41 RAN officers and ratings to join the US Army's 135th Assault Battalion in Vietnam, where he died after an RPG hit his helicopter and caused it to ditch and explode on 21st  August 1968. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery WA.
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