Bernie's Collection
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Bernie McGurgan RAINF, AATTV passed away in St Vincent's hospital, Brisbane, Queensland on 26th April 2013.  216493 Capt Bernard (Bernie) F. McGurgan RAINF served with AATTV in South Vietnam  from 25 Mar 1970 to Aug 70 with 1/51 ARVN, Quang Ngai, Hill 55, near Dai Loc, and from Sep Dec 70 as OC, NOTT and NOAT Dong Tam, Dinh Tuong and from Jan Mar 71, OC, Night Advisory Team, Bac Lieu. Foreign awards for his service in South Vietnam include US Bronze Star for Service, US Army Commendation for Service and the Republic of Vietnam Fouragere of Military Merit Medal. May Bernie, Rest In Peace.
 
 

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WO2 Dave Dermody AATTV (2/51st ARVN Bn) and Capt Bernie McGurgan AATTV and Lt Mike Boyer (US Army) bothe from (1/51st ARVN Bn). Photo taken at UcHouse APR/MAY 70

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Team Members: Capt Bernie McGurgan, WO1 Gordon Munt, WO2 Rex Taylor, WO2 Brendan 
Ryan and WO1 Jim Calcutt taken in the bar of Uc House AUG/SEP 70.

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WO2 Bill Jones AATTV (3/51st ARVN Bn), Capt 
Fletcher Bass USMC (3/51st ARVN Bn-US Army), 
Capt Bernie McGurgan AATTV (1/51st ARVN Bn),
WO2 Dave Dermody AATTV (2/51st ARVN Bn)
and Sgt Willie Fuller (1/51st ARVN-US Army). This
photo was taken on HILL 55 southwest of Danang
during JUL 70.

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UC House Danang MAR 1970.

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Centre Bar at Uc House Danang May 1970.

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WO2 Ian Caskey (RNZIR) AATTV playing cards
at Advisors Hut My Tho, the Delta Oct 1970

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WO2 Alan Jones AATTV (Can Tho), Sub Lt Andy 
Perry (EMU Sqn-US Army 135 AHC), WO2 Gary 
Sutherland AATTV ( NOTT) and WO2 Bill Butler 
AATTV (NOAT) at Dong Tam Bar Sep 70

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WO2 Peter Conway AATTV and WO1 "Black Harry " Buckley AATTV departing Can Tho for Cho Gao Oct 1970.

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WO2 Dave Jones AATTV reading mail in RF Coy 
compound Cho Gao Nov 1970.

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WO2 Gordon Winzar AATTV annointing his
legs, Cho Gao compound Nov 1970.

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Regt HQ  5th ARVN Regt ,Hill 29, Tam Ky taken ANZAC
Day 1970. Left to Right: WO2 Keith (Yorky) Joyce AATTV, 4/5th ARVN Bn, WO2 George Heath AATTV, (1/5th ARVN Bn), WO2 Bert Franks AATTV, (2/5th ARVN Bn) and WO2 Don Rolph AATTV, (3/5th ARVN BN)

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AATTV Delta Team taken at Can Tho airport Oct 
70.
Rear Rank: WO2 Don Parker and WO2 Alan 
Jones
Centre Rank: WO2 Chris mcEvoy, WO2 Bill Butler, WO2 Duncan Strachan, WO2 Gordon Herschall,
WO2 Tiny Herbert
Front Rank: Maj John Browne (Senior Aust IV Corps) and WO Gary Sutherland. 

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WO2 Peter Conway AATTV swiftly traversing the 
"Monkey Bridge" into the "Y" RF Coy compound 
Cho Gao District ( near My Tho) around Oct 70.

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AATTV HQ SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM 25th
Mar 1970. The AATTV HQ building was situated within the Free World HQ Compound.
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                             WO2 A. H. "Bert" Franks, 2/5th ARVN Bn checking out AK-47's and 75 mm RCL
                         captured by his Bn in Quang Tin Province mid 1970!  Bert also served with AATTV 
                         in 1965.


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Capt R.E. Bacon on the cover of Life Magazine when an Advisor in the Delta in 1964 and later was Bn CO with the Americal Div during 1969 before becoming, Senior Advisor, 51st ARVN Regt in late 1969 and RTUSA during SEP/OCT 70. 

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Dai Uy Thanh was CO 1/51st ARVN Bn during MAR70-SEP70 whilst Bernie McGurgan was Senior Advisor. He was North Vietnamese and escaped to the South in 1953 Bernie believes.

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Picture of Thany when he arrived in USA after spending 13 years in a "Re-Education" camp courtesy of the NVA who overran South Vietnam.! He was a very lucky man and now lives in Kansas, USA.

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