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THOMAS EDWARD ANDERSON


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/9/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL ANDERSON,
    THANKS FOR BEING AN AVIONICS TECHNICIAN. SEMPER FI. I HOPE YOU ARE FOUND. PLEASE COME HOME. IT IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. WE ARE REMEMBERING MORE HEROES. WE MUST ALSO HONOR AND REMEMBER YOU.
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  • Crash Information on U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D tail number 145790

    Posted on 12/14/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On October 6, 1962 this aircraft from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM 163) was operating in the Quang Nam Province (I Corps) when it suffered a mechanical failure and crashed and burned on a hillside 15 miles southeast of Tam Ky. The helicopter was flying search and rescue, covering a 20-plane helilift of 2nd ARVN Division elements. It carried several mechanics and Navy medical personnel and was equipped with a hoist. Unable to land near the downed aircraft because of the thick jungle, other helicopters landed troops at the base of the hill with instructions to proceed to the crash site on foot. When the Vietnamese soldiers reached the downed aircraft after cutting their way through dense vegetation, they found the copilot, crew chief, and five other members of the task unit dead. The pilot, 1LT William T. Sinnott, who was seriously injured, was hoisted through the trees and evacuated by an HUS-1 (UH-34D) which came to the rescue. The five Marines killed in the crash were 1LT Michael J. Tunney, SGT Richard E. Hamilton, SGT Jerald W. Pendell, CPL Thomas E. Anderson, LCPL Miguel A. Valentin Jr. Two Navy personnel, 1LT Gerald C. Griffin, a doctor, and hospital man HM2 Gerald O. Norton were also dead. These were the first deaths suffered by Marine Task Unit 79.5 since deploying to Vietnam. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Thomas Edward Anderson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/6/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
  • MISSING, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 8/18/09 - by George Rogerson, LTC, USAF (ret.) geodeb3@woh.rr.com
    Andy was an "old salt" when I joined HMR 361 in Tustin, CA. He helped me find my way in the squadron...none of that, "I've been here longer, so stay outta my way," stuff. He asked if I needed help finding places on base, or rides to town, the kind of things that perplex the new guy. He left first for Nam with HMM 163. When I heard his chopper went in, the reality of "serving your country" became apparent. I joined HMM 362 as a replacement from Japan and couldn't quite get over the feeling that Andy would never again come around a corner or walk across the flight line. I've never forgotten his friendship and sacrifice. My wife and I visited him on the Wall in D.C. Andy, you may be listed as missing, but you're not forgotten.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.