THOMAS E COMBS
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

THOMAS EUGENE COMBS

WALL NAME

THOMAS E COMBS

PANEL / LINE

17E/102

DATE OF BIRTH

01/23/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/05/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DAYTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 7.16.2008
POSTED BY: Ron

You turned out pretty good.

Tommy,
I can remember you as a small kid and saw you grow into a young man who was a steller athelete and an all-around good guy to all around you. You did what you thought was right and that should earn the respect of all who knew you. I know that it does mine. A salute from one vet to another.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2008
POSTED BY: Rita (Justice) Austera

For Tommy

I'm glad to see recent posts and to know you're still in our hearts and minds.

I graduated with the WCHS class of 1970. My sister Norma graduated with you.

I can honestly say our town of West Carrollton was shattered with losing you.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2008
POSTED BY: J. Kevin Beardsely

I Remember You Often Tommy

I remember you even though I was just nine when you died. I remember watching you play varisty basketball at West Carrollton High School. All of us young boys wanted to be Tommy Combs, you were so good. I remember when you died. I remember being at my grandparents house and seeing my uncle Tom, your friend and team mate crying. Years later I set in that same gym at West Carrollton High School and held my breath hoping beyond hope that I might win the "Tom Combs" award given to the outstanding male student athlete. Unlike most every student there, I knew you. I didn't win that award but it is still given in your name and I am sure that they speak about you everytime they present it. Tom Combs, the captian of the basketball team, the excellent student, the boy who didn't miss a day of school ever. I remember you and wonder what you would have become. I thank God that you were a believer and now reside with Him. I will see you some day when I join you in His presence.

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POSTED ON 3.15.2005

A Tribute to our Team Captain

Tommy - We lost a great friend and team captain ('65) in 1967. You will always be remembered with fondness especially by your senior teammates: Dan Minix, Jim Trost, Richard Maurice, and Steve Richart.
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POSTED ON 1.27.2004
POSTED BY: Bill Howard

A good guy too soon gone

I was a bit older than Tommy as we grew up in Moraine (Miami Shores) OH. Tommy had a promising basketball career ahead of him, but first came his service to his country. That promise was cut short by a sniper as Tommy was on patrol in Vietnam. Tommy was a good guy and gone much too soon.
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