In HonorPosted on 2/16/16 - by John Braun firstname.lastname@example.orgThe members of Facebook Group 'Native Americans On the Vietnam Memorial Wall' remember and honor you. Rest In Peace Thomas.
A Classmate - A Hero from Pawnee, OklahomaPosted on 9/22/14 - by Max RidgewayThe class of 1965 of Pawnee High School was putting together a rememberance of our classmates who have gone before us. I began looking for Tommy Littlesun's picture and could not find one but then I happened upon this article about his life, service in Vietnam, and his family. It honors me, his classmate to post this information. I didn't know Tommy real well, but I wish I had gotten to know him better. He is truly an American Hero. Note that he served 23 1/2 months in Vietnam!MORE
Funeral services will be held here tomorrow, Friday, March 8, for Marine Pfc. Thomas Lee LittleSun, 20, who was killed in action in Vietnam on February 16. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James LittleSun, he had served 23 1/2 months in Vietnam.
The body arrived in Pawnee Tuesday, 17 days after his death, and was taken to the LittleSun residence to lie in state, Wednesday. The service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church and burial will be in the veterans' plot at Highland Cemetery with full military honors, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Pfc. LittleSun was born in Pawnee on August 20, 1947, and lived here all his life. He attended elementary school and part of high school in Pawnee, then finished high school at the Chilocco Indian School. Soon afterward, January 17, 1965, he joined the Marines and took his basic training at Camp Pendleton, California.
On May of 1965 he went to Vietnam and upon completing his year asked permission to remain another 6 months, which was granted. When these 18 months were completed he again asked for a 6 month extension of duty in Vietnam, but this request was denied and he was returned to Camp Pendleton in November of 1966. After being at home on leave, he again requested permission to return to Vietnam and went back in September of 1967.
A member of the Pawnee Indian tribe, he was also a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his parents, James LittleSun and Lucy Morgan LittleSun, east of Pawnee, and 5 brothers and 2 sisters, George LittleSun, Rev. Bill LittleSun and James LittleSun, Jr., all of Pawnee; Robert LittleSun of Enid; Morgan LittleSun of Ponca City, Mrs. Colleen HENDRICKS of Claremore, and Mrs. Elaine NoEar of Shawnee, plus a number of other relatives and friends.
UNCLE TOMMYPosted on 6/3/14 - by VIRGINIA LITTLESUNOVER THIS PAST MEMORIAL DAY, MY MOTHER TOLD ME AGAINMORE
OF HOW YOU HELD ME AND TALKED TO ME SOON AFTER I WAS BORN
IN 1962. IT'S NOT REALLY REGISTERED WITH ME UNTIL NOW AFTER
VISITING YOUR GRAVE THIS YEAR JUST WHO YOU WERE AND WHAT
YOU HAVE GIVEN UP IN SERVICE OF YOUR COUNTRY. A DESCENDANT
OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS. IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT YOU SERVED. WE SHARE THE SAME BLOOD LINE AND THE SAME LAST NAME AND THAT MAKES ME VERY PROUD. IT MAKES ME SAD TO THINK YOU WERE NEVER ABLE TO CRADLE YOUR OWN CHILD-I HOPE I MADE YOU HAPPY FOR A LITTLE WHILE.
YOU WILL MAKE ME PROUD FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 12/8/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC Thomas Lee Little Sun, sirMORE
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
Semper FiPosted on 2/16/12 - by A MarineSemper Fi, Marine.
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.