THOMAS GRAHAM JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

THOMAS GRAHAM JR

WALL NAME

THOMAS GRAHAM JR

PANEL / LINE

33W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

08/10/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

COLLEGE PARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fulton County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS GRAHAM JR
POSTED ON 3.8.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

Thomas, you were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Thomas.
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POSTED ON 1.19.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Thomas Graham,
I hope your photo is put here because this wall of faces is missing yours.Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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 8.11.2018

Final Mission of PFC Thomas Graham Jr.

SP4 Nathan E. Crouch, PFC Thomas Graham Jr., and SP5 Kenneth D. Hays were Combat Engineers serving with B Company, 26th Engineer Battalion, Americal Division. On the morning of January 27, 1969, they were attached to 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during Operation Russell Beach, a combined U.S Marine, Army and ARVN effort to cleanse the Batangan Peninsula of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. The Engineers had with them a bomb-sniffing dog handler to detect booby traps that they would then blow in place. Throughout the morning they conducted sweeps in their assigned area. Before noon, they met up with one of the Marine Companies and a unit of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade in a rice paddy. While the infantry personnel were taking a break, the Engineers were still doing a sweep to secure the area. Suddenly, an enormous explosion occurred. The dog had failed to detect a trip wire and triggered what was later determined to be a 250 lb. booby-trapped artillery round. The dog handler suffered devastating injuries, losing both legs and his left arm in the blast. The Engineers, Crouch, Graham and Hays, suffered a worse fate as all three were killed by the explosion. Graham was still alive when evacuated but died later in the day. Another sixteen Americans were wounded. A CH-47 Chinook helicopter “dusted off” the dead and wounded to the USS Tripoli, a Navy vessel anchored in the South China Sea serving as a hospital ship. The evacuation helicopter only set down after a heated discussion between the field commander and the pilot, who did not want to land in the rice paddy for fear of setting off another booby trap. After spending the night on the Tripolli, the survivors were flown the next morning by Chinook to the 312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Danny L. Baker (October 2011) at purpleheartaustin.org]
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POSTED ON 11.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Thomas Graham 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
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POSTED ON 1.27.2013
POSTED BY: A Vietnam Vet.

Thank You

Thank you my Nam brother.

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