Sergeant Tom Birnie (right), with Unidentified Soldier on Patrol.
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Sergeant Tom Birnie (right), Platoon Sergeant of 4 Platoon, D Company, 2RAR and an unidentified soldier on patrol during Operation Coburg, Bien Hoa, January 1968. Sgt Birnie served in Vietnam for a second time with 2 RAR in 1970-71 and was accidentally shot by a sentry while re-entering his own platoon area after a reconnaissance patrol. He died of his wounds at 1 Australian Field Hospital on 25 March 1971.
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