Sgt Thomas Birnie, from Belfast, killed by friendly forces in Vietnam 1971

#OnThisDay 1971 Sgt Thomas Birnie (right), from Belfast died of wounds while serving on his second tour of Vietnam with the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment. In a blue-on-blue incident, Birnie was hit by a sentry while returning to his platoon location. He was 31. #Ireland #History

Sgt Thomas Birnie OZ 2RAR

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