Long Tan Company
The Battle of Long Tan
The Battle of Long Tan took place during the Vietnam War on 18 August 1966. Delta Company of the 6th Battalion, in attempting to clear the Long Tan rubber plantation, came into contact with a force estimated at 2500 men of the 275th Viet Cong Regiment. The Company suffered attack after attack. For its epic stand against a far numerically superior enemy, Delta Company was awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation (Army) by President Lyndon Johnson for extraordinary heroism.
The mascot of Long Tan Company is a Bengal Tiger who resides at the National Zoo and Aquarium.
The Company colour is yellow.