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THOMAS MILTON AARON JR


is honored on Panel 22W, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SP4 Thomas M. Aaron Jr.

    Posted on 9/23/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    At 0945 hours on June 13, 1969, heavy casualties were sustained by Mobile Riverine Forces during an enemy-initiated firefight (ENIFF) which occurred on the Ben Tre River, four miles southeast of Ben Tre in Kien Hoa Province, RVN. Nine river assault craft (RAC) with Bravo Company of the 3/47th Infantry Battalion were enroute to a beaching site when they came under heavy B-40 rocket attack. Zippo flame-throwing boat Z-152-1 received four rocket hits, ATC 152-6 received two rocket hits, and ATC 152-11 received one. Fire was returned and momentarily suppressed. The RAC were forced to reverse course in order to facilitate evacuation of casualties; as they turned around they again came under attack from the same location. The RAC proceeded toward a fire support base (FSB) while 26 of the wounded were medevacked by an Army dustoff helicopter and the Navy Command and Control helicopter. Total friendly casualties were five soldiers killed, and 21 soldiers and four Navymen wounded. The lost soldiers included SP4 Thomas M. Aaron Jr., PFC Kenneth L. Conner, SSGT Michael K. Lewis, SP4 James C. Lucero, and SP4 Arturo Salazar. At the FSB, a company of the 3/47th replaced the decimated troops and returned to the ambush site. A company of the 3/60th was also airmobiled into the ambush area to conduct search and destroy operations which yielded no contact. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 3/30/17 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Thomas. :-(
  • Thank you for keeping me free.

    Posted on 10/12/16
    You were so loved and very missed.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/23/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Thomas Milton Aaron Jr., Served with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/15/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    REST IN PEACE.

    YOUR SACRIFICE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
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The Wall of Faces

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