For nearly 50 years, a black and white photograph from the battle of Suoi Chau Pha, where six Australians were killed and 14 wounded (from 7RAR), gave meaning to Williams’ life. To his family and fellow air force mates, he was the man holding the plasma bottle keeping an injured digger alive. Then, two years ago, his place in history was taken away.
It seems DVA photoshopped out the cigarette in the hand of the guy on the left, named him as someone else and also photoshopped out the bullet holes in the chopper. Can’t have ciggies and bullet holes in a PC war, can we?
There now, much more civilized!
Members might like to leave a comment on the matter. Can anyone identify the digger on the stretcher? I know he’s not visible but someone may remember the situation.