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  • Wall Name:PAUL M FONES
  • Date of Birth:12/14/1942
  • Date of Casualty:1/10/1968
  • Home of Record:BEAR
  • County of Record:NEW CASTLE COUNTY
  • State:DE
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:34E, 18
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN


  • Wall Name:GORDON L GOINS
  • Date of Birth:6/10/1944
  • Date of Casualty:1/10/1968
  • Home of Record:EATON
  • County of Record:PREBLE COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:34E, 18
  • Casualty Province:DINH TUONG


is honored on Panel 34E, Row 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Holliston High School

    Posted on 5/22/14 - by Richard M. Nesta
    Tommy was the life of our class and there wer four of us who were extremely close in H.S.
    I didn't even know that Tommy had quit college to join the Army. I was in USMC and I didn't want him to enlist.
    I was home from Viet Nam just a few weeks when I heard that he had been killed in combat.
    To this day, Tommy, I miss you so much. Our AVA, skipping classes and just living a great, fun life.
    I ove you my brother. I had hoped that if anyone was to be killed it would be me, not you or Eddie. Rest in peace as I know that you sre. You will forever live in my heart.
  • A very dear friend

    Posted on 2/25/14 - by Norma French Kittredge
    I graduated from Holliston high school with Tommy in 1965. He was one of the nicest, sweetest boys in our class. We has many good times together. He was fun loving and full of mischief. I was in Memphis when I heard the sad news. I remember being heartbroken and in utter disbelief that he could possibly be gone. I thank God for the times I shared with him. I'm sure he is the brightest star in the evening sky.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear American Hero,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

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

    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

  • Big Brother

    Posted on 6/8/12 - by Bill Ghelli

    I think of Tom all the time - but I miss him especially on Memorial Day. He was my big brother, and my hero. I always looked up to him, and I still do. I love you, Tom.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/14/09 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas is buried at Lake George Cemetery in Holliston, Mass.
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 10/8/03 - by William (Bill) Karp
    I was with Ghelli the day he died, I have thought of him many times over the years.
  • Eternal thanks

    Posted on 12/8/02 - by Jim Schreifels
    Your cousin Deborah has honored my friend by remembering him for many years since he lost his life in the same noble cause as you did. I will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us.
  • We will not forget

    Posted on 5/28/02 - by Deborah Ghelli Attardo
    Having found this site this Memorial Day weekend, I needed to post something so others when they visit here will know that Tommy is remembered and missed. Tommy was the oldest of 8 children in the small town of Holliston,Ma. He was my cousin, I remember riding in his convertible with the top down singing at the top of our lungs...I was very young when he was killed, 11. He was a very nice young man, from a well respected family. We think of him often, and miss him. Please remember those who gave so much for us. It is so easy to take our freedoms for granted.

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