THOMAS R DICKEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

THOMAS ROBERT DICKEY

WALL NAME

THOMAS R DICKEY

PANEL / LINE

32W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

05/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/10/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CONCORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS ROBERT DICKEY
POSTED ON 2.10.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Thomas R. Dickey

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Thomas R. Dickey (MCSN: 2465956), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, Third Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 10 February 1969, Private First Class Dickey was Point Man for his platoon during a combat operation in the Ashau Valley when he alertly detected a North Vietnamese Army unit preparing an ambush. Reacting instantly, he alerted his companions, and simultaneously commenced firing upon the hostile force. Concerned only for the welfare of his comrades, he steadfastly remained in his exposed position and fired upon the enemy emplacement until he was mortally wounded. His heroic actions and aggressive spirit inspired all who served with him and were instrumental in the subsequent defeat of the hostile unit. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Dickey saved the lives of several Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
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POSTED ON 5.15.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Thomas Dickey,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Your 69th birthday just passed. Happy Birthday. Today is the 43rd anniversary of the last battle of the war. It has been too long, and it's about time 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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POSTED ON 6.19.2016
POSTED BY: Mark Mortensen

Memory of a Hero

The Dickey family is remembered for being as patriotic as any family through the ages from the households of historic Concord, Mass. Thomas was KIA (Silver Star) on terrain so far away from the Old North Bridge. His death rocked our high school hallways and our days of innocence were over.

Life is not fair. Forty-seven years later the impact and memory of Thomas “Tommy” Dickey lives on. Thanks for the photos.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2016
POSTED BY: Linda Keelty Rheaume

I remember

Tom was a friend of my brother Mark.. They joined the USMC together. Mark was still in Nam when his good friend lost his life. His family was strong during their loss. I was in awe. I don't think I could have had such courage.
I was at the wall today as my brother was honored in the in memory ceremony. I found Tommys name on the wall. It brought back many memories. I want to let his family that Tommy is still fondly remembered.
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POSTED ON 3.21.2014
POSTED BY: Jim Condon Jr. U.S.Army 1966-1970

I went to school with Tommy and knew his family very well,

I recieved a letter from Tom"s mother when I was stationed in Germany saying he was killed in Viet Nam. I was in Viet Nam from Feb. 1967-Feb.1968. I still have that letter after all these years. Tom was a good person and a good Marine. Still thinking of you and the others from Concord who were killed so early in life.
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