FREDDIE L THOMAS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

FREDDIE LEE THOMAS JR

WALL NAME

FREDDIE L THOMAS JR

PANEL / LINE

29E/63

DATE OF BIRTH

08/08/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/09/1967

HOME OF RECORD

JACKSONVILLE

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FREDDIE LEE THOMAS JR
POSTED ON 8.8.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant Freddie Lee Thomas Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 8.8.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant Freddie Lee Thomas, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Freddie Lee Thomas Jr, 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 6.25.2011

Remembered

Remembered
KIA Freddie L Thomas news story (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union Nov. 21, 1967 page B-13

Sgt. Thomas Rites Set For Today

Funeral services for Army Sgt. Freddie L. Thomas Jr. will be held at 1 p.m. today in Jerusalem Baptist Church, South Jacksonville.
Burial will be Wednesday in Barranca National Cemetery. Pennsacola. Hillman-Pratt Funeral Home is in charge.
Sgt. Thomas died Nov. 9 from wounds received in combat in Vietnam.
He was born in Jacksonville, was a graduate of Douglas Anderson High School class of 1961 and was a member of Wayman Chapel AME Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Thomas; two daughters, Vernita and Kimberly Thomas; his parents , Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Lee Thomas Sr., and a grandmother, Mrs. Cora Thorpe, all of Jacksonville.


Obituary from Florida Times Union Nov. 21, 1967 page B-12

Thomas' Funeral services for S. Sgt. Freddie L. Thomas Jr will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Jerusalem Baptist Church. The funeral cortege will form at 2954 Sandlin St. S Sgt. Thomas died November 9 from wounds received while engaged in combat in Vietnam in the US Army. He was a graduate of Douglas Anderson High School, Class of 1961 and was a member of Wayman Chapel AME Church, Rev. G.W. Smith, Pastor. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Thomas, daughters, Vernita and Kimberly Thomas; parents Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Lee Thomas Sr.; Grandmother Mrs. Cora Thorpe, brother Kermit McCray; aunts, uncles, in-laws and other relatives. Interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pennsacola, Fla. Weds. At 1 p.m. Local arrangements in charge of Hillman-Pratt Funeral Home, Oscar I. Hillman, director. Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 5.22.2011
POSTED BY: Dick Arnold

With Him At The End

I served with SSG Thomas in Company A, 135th Infantry, 4th Division. He was a tall, very handsome African-American. He was my Weapons Squad leader and played it straight down the middle when it came to race; no exceptions for color or greed, all he ask was that you do your job.

I was with at the end during an assault near Thon Hai, a suspected NVA stronghold about six kilometers west of Que Son. He was shot high in thigh, severing the main artery; there was nothing the medic could do. Before he died SSG Thomas took-out pictures of his family, his wife Louise and young daughters Kimberly and Vernita, and was holding them when he passed.

A tragic scene forever burned in my memory. I have always wanted to tell his family what a good man he was. Maybe this will help them find me if they so desire.

Dick Arnold
317-251-2369
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