THEODORE V THOMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

THEODORE VAIL THOMAN

WALL NAME

THEODORE V THOMAN

PANEL / LINE

27W/7

DATE OF BIRTH

01/05/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/03/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SUNNYVALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Clara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THEODORE VAIL THOMAN
POSTED ON 12.19.2012

Remembered

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 1.30.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 1.27.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 9.19.2001
POSTED BY: Jim

I posted a remembrance without a picture about a year ago

POSTED ON 5.9.2001
POSTED BY: Jim

The world would be a better place if Ted had not died in Vietnam

I served with Ted in Vietnam and we frequently had long talks.

Ted was trying to learn as much as he could about the people and culture of Vietnam, including learning the language.

Although Ted loved flying, he planned to continue his education to become a school teacher.

I know he would have been a teacher that could inspire young people to do good things with their lives.

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