THOMAS W DAMM
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 126 OF THE WALL

THOMAS WILLIAM DAMM

WALL NAME

THOMAS W DAMM

PANEL / LINE

9W/126

DATE OF BIRTH

03/14/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/07/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FOND DU LAC

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fond du Lac County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS WILLIAM DAMM
POSTED ON 11.14.2009
POSTED BY: Linda Boggs

My Best Friend

Tom and I were engaged before and during Vietnam.

He was stationed at Ft. Wolters with my good friend

Howard Hale. I went to visit wherever he was--Ft. Wolters, Georgia, Hawaii.

He was the finest young man I have ever known. He died on 7-7-70. Seven is God's special number. That has always been comforting to me. He is gone but never forgotten.

I would love to hear your memories of Tom.

[email protected]

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POSTED ON 5.18.2006
POSTED BY: Greg Topp, Hayward, Wisconsin

High School Friend of Tom's

Hello! I knew Tom very well all through high school and I think of him often. Even those of us who did not serve have not healed from this experience.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2001
POSTED BY: William Duchow

Highschool Classmate

I got word of Tom being KIA while stationed over in Germany with the 8th Inf Div. I was shocked and totally dumbfounded when I heard. Even though we grew up on the same street in Fond du Lac I didn't get to know him until junior high. We attended some of the same classes together. He was well liked and a really fun loving young man. I always knew him as a very serious academic student and therefore I have always wondered why life wold find him in the military. Until a few days ago I never knew the details of his final action. We were at the wall (coincidentally) this last summer on the date of his death. It was there that I also learned that we shared te same birthday.
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POSTED ON 9.1.1999
POSTED BY: David N. Moore

The Night He Died

I was flying with Tom on the night he died. We were flying in support of ground troops west of Firebase Brick. On my first run, my weapons would not function. On the second run, same result. I called for an aircraft from our 2nd up crew. When the 2nd up aircraft, piloted by J.J. Johnson, lifted off and QSY'ed from tower freq. and I could see him enroute, I departed.

When I landed, shut down and went into Ops, they told me Tom has crashed. I called J.J. on our Tac FM and he confirmed the crash. When I asked J.J. what happened, he said "He just flew it into the ground". I will never forget these words.

Tom was a really great friend and an exceptional pilot. I find it hard to believe that he got target fixation, he was too good and had hundreds of missions behind him.

I have pictures of Tom that I will try to scan. I hope to do it soon.

David Moore
A Battery, 4/77 Aerial Artillery
101st Airborn Division
10/69 to 10/70
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