THOMAS Y OSBORNE
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

THOMAS YORK OSBORNE

WALL NAME

THOMAS Y OSBORNE

PANEL / LINE

39E/36

DATE OF BIRTH

05/02/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HARRISBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cabarrus County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS YORK OSBORNE
POSTED ON 2.14.2018
POSTED BY: Leonard Davis

I Remember You, York

I remember you, York. We first met at Ft. Sill in November, 1966. We were both 2nd Lieutenants and Tac Officers at the Officer Candidate School (OCS) there.

You were the first officer I met upon my assignment to OCS, York. You were married with a couple of children as I recall. I was single. You had been drafted quite late in the draft cycle and you acquired your commission through OCS. I, on the other hand, was an ROTC officer out of Ole Miss.

You made a powerful impression on me, York. You were one of the finest soldiers I had ever met. We soldiered together for seven months before I shipped out to Vietnam. I think you departed for Vietnam, albeit to a different unit, not long afterward.

While in Vietnam I learned of your demise on this Valentine’s Day exactly fifty years ago, York. A mutual acquaintance of ours, Captain Robert Lichtenberger (now deceased, cancer), also formerly of OCS, informed me that we had lost you.

He advised that your company had been ambushed and, after falling back to a rallying point and performing a headcount, you learned that your Recon Sergeant and your Radio/Telephone Operator (RTO) were among the soldiers that were missing. True to form, you volunteered to return to the ambush site with a search party in an effort to locate and recover the missing. None of you survived.

If this account is accurate, York, it sounds exactly like you. You were a remarkable individual and soldier. To a man, those who soldiered with you will acknowledge that the day we lost you was the day that this world became a lesser place.

I lost four friends in Vietnam, York. Your loss was easily the more painful of the four. It was truly a privilege and an honor to have served with you, York. Rest in peace my friend.
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POSTED ON 8.6.2017
POSTED BY: Bonnie Burke Venters

Remembering a College Friend

Thank you York for your friendship while we were in college. Will never forget the night walking in the rain. You were a supportive, good friend and I will always remember you. Thank you for your service!
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POSTED ON 4.23.2015

To honor and for his family

York to me was very helpful to me when I was 15 years old and the few years later before he entered the Army. This was in 1964 when he was employed at the Employment Security Commission on Church St., Corcord, N.C. He would go to great lengths to assist me with spare time work as jobs were difficult for a youth of that time. He would allow me to wash and clean his red T-bird. I assisted in clearing a parcel of property in Pitts School area. Don't know if Mrs. Osborne is still alive or if there are and children but let me say, Mr. Osborne was a very unique man with a heart for undrepriviledged folk. May God Bless his family as they cherish his memory. tom Seamone, Taylorsville, N.C.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Lt. Osborne for your leadership and courage under fire.
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POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Thomas York Osborne, 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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