THOMAS C GOSCH
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HONORED ON PANEL 42E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

THOMAS CHARLES GOSCH

WALL NAME

THOMAS C GOSCH

PANEL / LINE

42E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

12/14/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

OCEANSIDE

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Diego County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR THOMAS CHARLES GOSCH
POSTED ON 4.2.2023
POSTED BY: Regina Duke

Searching for family of Lt. Goschh

My Father served with Lt. Gosch in Vietnam. I have a KIA bracelet that Daddy gave me bearing his name. My Father had to beautiful rubbing of the Lt.s name from the wall that I would like to get to his family where it rightfully belongs. Daddy kept all of the beautiful Vietnams memorials he had purchased in a closet as he couldn't deal with the memories. After Daddy died 11 years ago, these things all hung in my home. Should his kin see this please email me so I can send it home. [email protected]. May God bless all of you who served or lost loved ones in service to our country
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POSTED ON 8.21.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 3.1.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Medal Citation

Thomas C. Gosch

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: First Lieutenant
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Thomas C. Gosch (MCSN: 0-96807), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with the First Armored Amphibian Company, Eleventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam. On 21 February 1968, Lieutenant Gosch's platoon was positioned near the mouth of the Cua Viet River when it came under a heavy enemy artillery and rocket attack. Two hostile rounds struck an amphibian tractor, setting it ablaze and detonating its load of 105-mm. ammunition and additional ammunition in a nearby storage area. Observing a truck loaded with 105-mm. white phosphorus rounds parked near the burning vehicle, Lieutenant Gosch, realizing the imminent danger to the truck, its cargo, and adjacent men and equipment, unhesitatingly ran through continuing enemy fire and falling debris and drove the truck to a position of relative safety. Fearlessly returning to the hazardous area, he directed the removal of the remaining five vehicles and equipment and ensured the safety of all personnel. Quickly organizing his men, he then led fire-fighting teams in extinguished the numerous blazes which had ignited the platoon's main ammunition storage bunkers and living quarters while simultaneously continuing to direct his unit's counter fire against the enemy. Repeatedly exposing himself to the danger from exploding ordnance and enemy rounds, he assisted explosive ordnance disposal personnel in locating and clearing activated and extremely sensitive ordnance which was scattered throughout the area. His timely and heroic actions prevented numerous Marine casualties and destruction of valuable equipment. By his inspiring leadership, dauntless courage at great personal risk, and loyal devotion to duty, Lieutenant Gosch upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 1.13.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Thomas Gosch,
Thank you for your service as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Officer. 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 2.13.2018
POSTED BY: John T Fowler, Major, USMC(R)

Served with Tom

I was a 2nd Lieutenant and Tom was the Platoon Commander. I asked him to go on the operation where he was killed and he said John you have the next one. He was the best Marine, I ever met and I am here today in my 70's due to his sacrifice. We lost 41 officers in my Basic School Class. I was blessed to serve with Tom and a great Platoon of Marines that took care of me. I owe a lot and very thankful. Semiper Fi Tom and 1st Platoon, First Armored Amphibian Company, 11th Marines, 1967-1968
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