THOMAS E ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

THOMAS EDWARD ADAMS

WALL NAME

THOMAS E ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

31W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

11/05/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

TOPEKA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shawnee County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SN

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS EDWARD ADAMS
POSTED ON 4.1.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die...
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POSTED ON 12.11.2016

Ground Casualty

On February 27, 1969, enemy rockets were lobbed at the Da Nang bridge loading ramp, destroying Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1500 and YFU-78, a harbor utility craft. LCU-1500 received a direct hit by a rocket of unknown size. Ammunition on the LCU was detonated and an explosion occurred with fire spreading to the nearby YFU. The attack probably would have caused few casualties except for the lucky hit on LCU-1500, which was fully laden with munitions for transport to Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province. It was mostly the secondary explosions and fires which killed the 22 sailors aboard LCU-1500, YFU-78 and NSA Da Nang. Another craft, LCU-1614, sustained minor damage by shrapnel. With the exception of one man from the LCU-1500, all aboard both boats were killed. Total U.S. Navy personnel casualties were reported at 22 Navy men killed and 38 wounded. The 22 men killed during the attack were: LCU-1500, Assault Craft Unit 1, NAVSUPACT Danang - BMC Donald J. Fisher, EN1 Bert E. Burton, EM1 Cecil F. Bush, CS2 Marvin D. Avery, RM2 David W. Hawryshko, GMG3 Ronald J. Gebbie, BM3 Donald M. Horton, BM3 Ronald P. Yuhas, FN Joseph F. Burinda Jr., SN Bruno W. Demata, FN Charles A. Tavares, and SA Craig E. Swagler; YFU-78, Assault Craft Unit 1, NAVSUPACT Danang - EN1 Earl T. Moore Jr., QM1 Milton Shapiro, CS2 Charlie M. Ellison, EM2 Lyle D. Zacher, QM3 Earnest J. Buckelew, BM3 Daniel L. Overright, and SN Melvin L. Sellers; Supply Operations, NAVSUPACT Danang - BM1 Manuel Martinez, SN Thomas E. Adams, and SN Theodore S. Hamner. [Taken from wardogs.com]
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POSTED ON 7.29.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SEAMAN ADAMS,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS NATION. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Seaman Thomas Edward Adams, Served with Supply Operations, Naval Support Activity (DaNang), United States Naval Forces Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2016
POSTED BY: Don Mundy

Remembering you from 2/27/69 at Bridge Ramp

There isn't many days that go by that I don't think about you and that terrible night on 2/27/69. 47 years ago I was there with you. You were KIA and your sacrifice will always be on my mind. I was WIA and sometimes think why I wasn't KIA also. It is very hard for me.

Rest in peace Thomas

Don Mundy SK3


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