"Gibby saw a VC positioning himself to shoot at Padre or me. He had seen the star on his belt and shot the guy dead. The VC immediately returned fire along a wide front from perhaps 20 meters…we could see the muzzle flashes and immediately began firing at them. They then fired an RPG, which fell short on the bank between us."
It is rare that a military history is written from the perspective of the soldier by the soldier. This book is one of those. It is written by the men and officers of Victor 4 Coy, New Zealanders who served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970, who tell about their experiences of combat in a faraway land. We have written the book not to celebrate war, but to tell the next generation about what we experienced. It is right that we should do this for our children and for our relatives and friends so that they may know what we did. It is a testament also to those seven comrades who gave their lives for their country. May they rest in peace for eternity.
– Wira Gardiner
Watch the interview with Pete Ramsay here: youtu.be/ryxsrIHuJMc