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  • Date of Birth:8/1/1944
  • Date of Casualty:1/10/1968
  • Home of Record:ATLANTA
  • County of Record:FULTON COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:34E, 15
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN


  • Date of Birth:2/1/1946
  • Date of Casualty:1/10/1968
  • Home of Record:WETUMPKA
  • County of Record:ELMORE COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Row:34E, 16
  • Casualty Province:GO CONG


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

Leave a Remembrance


  • 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Thomas Carpenter Jr, 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 9/28/09 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas is buried at West Highland Cemetery in Tuscaloosa, AL.

    Posted on 10/13/03 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
  • Thank you

    Posted on 10/7/03 - by Heidi Finck
    I am proud to be an American and I appreciate you standing up and fighting for our rights and freedom.

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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit