Commonwealth of Australia Gazette date 8 August 2018
Mr Ian Aubrey REID, MG,
For acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances as the Platoon Medical Assistant with 7 Platoon, Charlie Company, 7th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment during a platoon ambush near the village of Phuoc Loi in South Vietnam on 30 April 1970.
Mr (then Private) Reid displayed extreme courage, fortitude and devotion to duty in rendering medical assistance to a severely wounded member of his unit whilst under extreme fire from assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades for over ten minutes, and remained in this position for over 30 minutes despite the close presence of the enemy. He showed no regard for his own safety, continuing to tend to the wounded man while awaiting for the position to be rendered sufficiently safe for medical evacuation to be arranged.
Well done Flappers.