Memorial Service Major General B.W. ‘Hori’ Howard AO MC ESM – 3RAR

There will be a memorial service for Hori on Thursday 6 June 2024 at the Thirroul RSL (located at Club Thirroul) 2B Station Street, Thirroul, NSW, commencing at 1100.

For any other info contact Mick Howard – email: [email protected], mobile 0417 298 071


Bob Dabinett, OAM, JP(Qual)

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  • Ernest Chamberlain May 22, 2024   Reply →

    Major “Hori” Howard commanded Delta Company 4 RAR during the fighting in Baria Town at Tet 1968. For his detailed account of the fighting see: Howard, B.W. Major General AO, MC, ESM (Retd), “The Battle for Ba Ria: 1-2 February 1968”, Australian Infantry Magazine, Part 1 (October 2011 – April 2012), pp.76-83; and Part 2 (April 2012 – October 2012), pp.72-81, Singleton, 2012. Both articles are available free-to-read on-line. The engagements in Bà Rịa Town – including at the Vạn Kiếp camp, reportedly involving 445 Battalion, C41 Company, Hòa Long village guerrillas, and the Bà Rịa Town Platoon and were summarised in a 1 ATF report . For the HQ II FFV and Baria Sector signal warning 1 ATF of the impending Tet 1968 attacks in Phuoc Tuy Province, see G (OPS) 1 ATF Log Sheet 380 ,29 January 1968 – noting “Dep Comd – all units info”. See also Chamberlain, E.P., The Viet Cong D445 Battalion, 2016, pp. 91-99.

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