FRED L THOMAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

FRED L THOMAS

WALL NAME

FRED L THOMAS

PANEL / LINE

10E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

05/26/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/15/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ATHENS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Athens-Clarke County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRED L THOMAS
POSTED ON 8.27.2019
POSTED BY: Mary DeWitt

A letter home

PFC Thomas sent this letter to his cousin, Miss Hattie Thomas.
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POSTED ON 8.15.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2017

Final Mission of PFC Fred L. Thomas

During Operation Paul Revere II, the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, had a continuing mission, beginning in May 1966, to interdict infiltration and supply routes in the Pleiku and Kontum Provinces. The Operation ended at the battle of Hill 534, on the southern portion of Chu Pong Massif near the Cambodian Border. Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, while pursuing a group of Viet Cong on foot, ran into a North Vietnamese battalion in prepared, bunkered positions. Company B, 2/5, while attempting to link up with Alpha Company, began slugging it out with enemy troops, likewise in well-defended positions. As the size of the fortification became known, additional companies were committed until two battalions of Skytroopers were positioned around the enemy. The fierce, close-in fighting continued throughout the night of August 14th and well into the morning of the 15th. When it was over, a total of 138 NVA dead were counted on the slope of Hill 534. The 5th Cavalry Regiment also paid a high price at the battle on Hill 534, suffering 17 killed. The dead included SSGT Laurie L. Alexander, PFC Henry Butler, 2LT Edward J. Dalton Jr., SP4 Jeffrey B. Wagman, PFC Richard A. Waltman, SP4 Fred Brown Jr., SGT Wayland Dunn Jr., SP4 Sanford L. Jackson Jr., SP4 James T. Langlois, SGT James R. Morley, PFC Donald L. Summers, PFC Fred L. Thomas, PFC James E. Phillips, SSGT William M. Croy, SP4 Caney Green, FSGT Kenneth Hawsey, and MAJ William E. Taylor. [Taken from
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POSTED ON 8.15.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you PFC Thomas for your courage in dangerous times, in a far and dangerous place.
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POSTED ON 8.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Fred L Thomas, 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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