CPT Briggs Kinney “Joe” Sicilia was killed on 1 January 1969.  CPT Sicilia was assigned to the 170th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 6th Ordnance Battalion, 45th General Support Group, Army Support Command Qui Nhon, 1st Logistical Command, Saigon (today called Ho Chi Minh), Gia Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam.  CPT Sicilia was responding to an incident located at the Bachelor Officers Quarters #2, Saigon, when he was killed by an accidental gunshot discharge from a security guard’s rifle.  The casualty reports states that CPT Sicilia was the driver of the military vehicle when an explosion occurred in front of the vehicle at the time he was shot.  CPT Sicilia was posthumously awarded the Legion Of Merit Medal.

*This bio was researched and authored by SGM Mike R.Vining, USA (Retired). Please send any additional information and/or corrections to the author of this bio by email: sgmmvining@gmail.com. The EOD Warrior Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in bio.

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