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THOMAS CARPENTER JR


is honored on Panel 34E, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 5/12/18 - 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.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 4/22/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Under the cover of darkness on January 10, 1968, North Vietnamese Army forces crept into Kotum Airfield in the Central Highlands in Kotum Province, RVN, and destroyed several aircraft, killed six Americans, and wounded 21 others. Between 2:04 to 2:35 AM, the enemy breached the perimeter and conducted a raid on the airfield with B-40 rockets, small arms fire, and satchel charges. The lost Americans included SP4 Loyde D. Armor, SP4 Thomas Carpenter Jr., PFC Richard D. Devine Jr., PFC Andres A. Gomez, PFC Robert W. Muncy, and SP4 Robert Pfeister. Seven UH-1H helicopters were destroyed, eight others damaged, and eight trucks damaged. At least five NVA were killed during the attack, some reportedly by explosions from their own satchel charges. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, redwarriors.us, and Pacific Stars & Stripes, January 11, 1968]
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/12/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Thomas Carpenter Jr., Served with the 615th Transportation Detachment, 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 10/5/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear SP4 Thomas Carpenter,
    Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Will always Remember

    Posted on 8/22/15 - by Gilbert L Morphis
    I was the last person to see him alive on the night he became a casualty. we were a two man team working together on the night shift that was started to handle a back log of helicopters in maintenance. He sat a top our bird, straddling a rotor blade to service it. I was on the engine deck below and a shorter drop to the ground, which probably helped save me when the suicide squad of vc sappers attacked. For years I have deeply regretted not having any contact info for his family especially his mother to visit and console her. His trademark greeting was "give the drummer some" when he entered the hooch. Us guys would answer "you got it drummer!" And so Sp4 Thomas, my friend "you got it" You got my lifelong enduring memory of you. An aching regret over what happened to you. u got my highest respect and I honor you.
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