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Brian Jones was born in Western Australia on 18 April 1948. He enlisted in the Army on 5 July 1968 and was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Australian Infantry on 14 June 1969. He was posted to SASR on 23 June 1969 and underwent SAS selection in July 1969. Brian died on 10 April 1971 when he was accidentally shot during a 20-man force element search and destroy operation in South Vietnam. Brian was participating in a forward two-man reconnaissance when he wandered back into the defensive position of his own Patrol. Brian’s next-of-kin at the time of his death was his wife. He was the father of a son.
Vietnam War Service
5 Jul 1968: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 55780, Perth, Western Australia
14 Jun 1969: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Second Lieutenant, Army Training Units
18 Feb 1971: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Second Lieutenant, 55780, 2nd Special Air Service Squadron. Died 10 Apr 1971

April 10, 1971

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