Memorial DayPosted on 5/29/14 - by Ray ThomasTom,thinking of you on Memorial,my friend and fellow Sky Soldier. 173rd Airborne Brigade 1967-68
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear SGT Thomas Henry Swinnea, 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
Veterans DayPosted on 11/12/13 - by Ray ThomasTom,thinking of you on Veterans Day,my friend. 173rd Airborne Brigade SkySoldier
To A Fellow SkysoldierPosted on 2/12/13 - by Melvin Ray Thomas email@example.com
Tom and I went through Airborne A.I.T. at Ft. Gordon,Ga.and jump school at Ft.Benning,Ga.together in 1967.We were sent to Vietnam in Aug.1967 And were assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade.Tom was assigned to D Co.4th Bn. 503d Inf.173rd Abn.Bde.and I was assigned to A Co.4th Bn 503d Inf 173rd Abn. Bde.Tom was killed Jan.30 1968 in the Tet Offensive He was a friend and Fellow Skysoldier.
We RememberPosted on 10/7/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgThomas is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville, Bee County,TX.
Tet '68Posted on 2/2/11 - by Melvin Ray Thomas email@example.comThomas, it has been 43 yrs.since you were killed during the Tet of 68 at Tuy Hoa City North on Jan.30,1968.You were assigned to D Co.4th Bn. 503 Inf. 173rd Abn.Bde.and I was in A Co.4th Bn. 503 Inf. 173rd Abn.Bde. I think of you and all the men killed every day.MORE
I will always love you.Posted on 3/9/05 - by firstname.lastname@example.org MORE
To a fellow SkysoldierPosted on 2/14/05 - by Melvin Ray [Sweeny]Thomas email@example.comThomas And I were in Jump School together at Ft.Benning,Ga.We were sent to Vietnam in Aug.1967.He was in D Co.4th Bn.503rd Inf.173rd Abn.Bde.He was killed Jan.30,1968 during the Tet Offense at Tuy Hoa City North.He was a friend and Sky Soldier who did his job to the fullest.MORE
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.