The life of a Tunnel Rat in the Vietnam War

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated January 30 2019 - 4:09am, first published February 22 2018 - 8:30pm
MORNING AFTER: Vic Underwood (centre) with sappers Murray Walker (left) and two US Army Field Artillerymen in the flak jackets. The photo was taken the morning after the first assault on Fire Support Base Andersen. The burnt out truck in the background was hit by a mortar. Photo: Sapper Peter Macdonald

One of the Australian motifs around the nation’s involvement in world conflicts is the true-blue Aussie bush boy, who leaves his small town behind to serve his country. Vic Underwood is the perfect example of that, and he has all of the Anzac traits that are so often mentioned in the media - good humoured, humble, brave, with a “get-it-done” attitude. The Leader spoke to Mr Underwood in the build up to the 2017 Anzac Day celebrations.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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