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THOMAS ELWOOD FIRTH


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thinking of his family

    Posted on 8/18/15
    I have worn his name on a KIA bracelet for over 23 years now. I know today is the 50th year since his death and I am praying for him and his family .
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  • The Hero Next Door

    Posted on 7/22/15 - by Kathleen R.
    As a child (up til I turned 5 yrs old, the age I was when Tommy gave his life for our country), my family lived next door to him and his family in NJ. He was the very first person I knew who died and went to Heaven.
    Tommy was a real hero to me for defending his country so all of us could be safe and free- something I never forgot. To this day, I always remember Tommy and his courage whenever someone I know passes away, or whenever I encounter a vet or service member. Often, Tommy let my older sister, Mary Anne, and I pet, feed & play with his horse, Ginger- which was a BIG DEAL to us as kids. Thoughts of my childhood always have been and always will be- indelibly stamped with memories of Tommy- the awe-inspiring hero with his treasured horse who lived next door to us on Willow Drive. Thank you, Tommy for your service, duty and honor; for so bravely securing our liberty....and for adding such blissful happiness and a sense of adventure to our fond childhood memories!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LCPL Thomas Elwood Firth, 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 8/18/13
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/21/12 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

    Thomas is buried at Fairview Cem in Red Bank,NJ.

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The Wall of Faces

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