#OnThisDay 1969 George Nagle (23) from Clonmel was killed in action while serving in the Australian Army in the Vietnam War. Nagle was killed by a claymore mine. Nagle joined the British Army at 14 as a boy soldier, then left after two years, came back to Ireland, then joined the Irish Army at 16/17 & served as a UN Peacekeeper in Cyprus. Then he moved to Australia, worked some different jobs & joined the army there. He was only in country a few minutes when he was killed, two weeks before his 24th birthday.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar