THOMAS R ROOT
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

THOMAS RICHARD ROOT

WALL NAME

THOMAS R ROOT

PANEL / LINE

20W/60

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WAIPAHU

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS RICHARD ROOT
POSTED ON 3.16.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SGT Thomas R. Root

SGT Thomas R. Root, LCPL Jack V. Lackey Jr., PFC Ernie R. Martinez, and PFC Malcolm D. Whitting III were members of 3rd Platoon, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marines Division. On July 10, 1969, they were part of a column of Marines which were on patrol south of Hill 55 along Route 4 near the hamlet of Giao Ai in Dien Ban District of Quang Nam Province, RVN, when an AP (anti-personnel) mine was tripped by one of the men when he sat down. The explosion killed LCPL Lackey, PFC Martinez, and PFC Whitting instantly. SGT Root was medically evacuated and died July 27th at Clark Air Base Hospital in the Philippines. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vvmf.org, and findagrave.com]
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POSTED ON 5.26.2014

Loved, lost but not forgotten...

A cousin
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POSTED ON 5.16.2014
POSTED BY: Chuck Yeiser

I will never forget you

When I arrived at G 2/7 he was the first Marine to accept me as a fire team leader. He was a mentor, generous with his time, his stuff and his knowledge. He was and is real hero of Vietnam!!!! I will never forget him!!!
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Thomas Richard Root, 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 7.27.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Sgt.

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