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is honored on Panel 52E, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 2/7/18 - 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. :-(
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/16/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Thomas Edward Tongret, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/20/10 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas is buried at Mt View Cemetery in Barstow, CA. BSM PH
  • An American hero

    Posted on 11/28/08 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    Courtesy of The Repository, Canton, Ohio.
  • Glad I knew you

    Posted on 1/9/08 - by Jim Buechele
    Tommy Tongret took over driving one of the Bn ammo trucks, when the regular driver "had a feeling" and wouldn't go. He died on the road between Kontum and Poleikleng, attempting an ammo resupply to his battery C, 5/22 FA.

    When his truck was stricken, the alert went to my recovery vehicle. Then the word came not to come out - there was nothing left.

    Tongret had previously helped direct counterbattery on attackers on "rocket ridge" above Poleikleng.

    He was decorated for this, but how does one adequately honor someone who gave so much?
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