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THOMAS DUANE UTTER


is honored on Panel 17E, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I still remember Tom

    Posted on 4/7/18 - by Helen Dixon hdixon@wi.rr.com
    I met Tom when he was a senior at Marquette University. We dated for a while and I always remembered him. Then he went into the Army and I never saw him again. Had it not been for Vietnam I often wonder where his (and our) lives would have taken us. Rest in Peace dear friend.
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  • My mom's first cousin

    Posted on 12/20/17 - by Erin Kenny-Benedetto
    Tom was my mom's younger first cousin by two years. She spoke of him often and kept his picture by her bed. She loved that her husband, myself and my sister all went to Marquette with Tom. I remember my telling me how Tom was able to attend a buddy's White House wedding before he had died, but not sure which one. If I come across pics someday, I will post.
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  • Thanks for your ultimare sacrifice soldier

    Posted on 8/1/17 - by KD
    You gave All
    Rest with the real warriors
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  • Sacrifice

    Posted on 3/25/17 - by Michael Gilligan
    All gave some; some gave all. RIP Tom
  • Remembering Tom, 50 Years Later, Not Forgotten

    Posted on 12/5/16 - by Frederick B McKenzie, LTC USA Retired FBMcKenzie@gmail.com
    After High School, Tom went to Marquette University before we ended up in Infantry Officer Candidate School together. He was in the class ahead of me and always kept me appraised of what to expect the next week in training. We laughed when in July-August 1966 Tom came to me with an invitation from President Johnson to be an usher for his college classmate Ted Nugent and Luci Johnson's wedding. We laughed together about how he would present the request to his OCS Company Commander, how could he say no. When Tom returned from the wedding his Company Commander came out in front of the company formation and simply stated ‘Now that Candidate Utter has rejoined us we can continue training’. Tom was only ‘in-country’ a few months before his passing. Tom was a exceptional officer and fine gentleman who truly paid the ultimate price for our nation all too soon. Please know you are missed Tom, this and every Christmas.
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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.

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