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  • Date of Birth:6/10/1928
  • Date of Casualty:2/23/1968
  • Home of Record:LOUDON
  • County of Record:MERRIMACK COUNTY
  • State:NH
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:GMGC
  • Panel/Row:41E, 4
  • Casualty Province:PHOUC TUY


  • Wall Name:GARY W THORPE
  • Date of Birth:4/1/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/23/1968
  • Home of Record:BEAR RIVER CITY
  • County of Record:BOX ELDER COUNTY
  • State:UT
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:41E, 5
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 41E, Row 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 James Calvin Thomason, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/10/11 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park, Sweetwater, Monroe County,TN. PH
  • Photo

    Posted on 7/21/10
  • Photo

    Posted on 7/21/10
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/28/10 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Sweetwater, TN. PH
  • James Calvin

    Posted on 6/5/10 - by
    "Butch" was a classmate of my wife, Peggy Frazier Thomas. The photo is from the 1965 DeKalb County, Tennessee,high school yearbook, when he was a Sophomore....
  • Thanks

    Posted on 10/26/09
    You made the greatest sacrifice.
  • God Bless You

    Posted on 2/23/04 - by Justine James
    My name is Justine James and I go to Gridley High School and I am writing remembrances for a posting project in our U.S. history class. God bless you for the sacrifices you made to go and serve our country. You have shown great heroism, courage, and patriotism. It is greatly appreciated and you will not be forgotten.
    Justine James

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