RONALD M THOMAS II
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

RONALD MEDFORD THOMAS II

WALL NAME

RONALD M THOMAS II

PANEL / LINE

18E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

02/19/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/09/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LEWISTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Androscoggin County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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LEFT FOR RONALD MEDFORD THOMAS II
POSTED ON 12.20.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 4.29.2023
POSTED BY: Crystal J Sabins

My uncle

Never met you but my dad your brother told me all about you.
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POSTED ON 9.1.2022

Attack on Camp Radcliff – April 9, 1967

Camp Radcliff was a U.S. Army base in the An Khe District of Binh Dinh Province, RVN. It was established in late August 1965 as the base camp for the 1st Cavalry Division. The camp was located on National Highway QL-19, thirty-seven miles northwest of Qui Nhon on the coast and thirty-seven miles southeast of Pleiku in the Central Highlands. On April 9, 1967, an unidentified enemy force attacked the Camp Radcliff defense complex with mortars and ground elements. The eight-minute mortar attack began at 12:50 AM when at least eighty-three rounds of 82mm mortars landed on the southeast corner of the helicopter parking area known as the Golf Course. There were no personnel casualties from the mortars and only light damage inflicted on parked aircraft in the impact area. The ground attack was launched at about 1:00 AM against forces defending Landing Zone Charles, part of the defense complex. An estimated 40-60 enemy penetrated the perimeter in three places before small arms fire from the defenders and intense fire from tube artillery and aerial rocket artillery (ARA) drove the enemy from the position after approximately forty minutes. Complete contact with the enemy was broken at 1:55 AM. Nine Americans were killed in the fighting and fifteen were wounded. The lost personnel included (from B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry) PFC Rodney C. Edwards, PFC Cario Fuller, PFC Glenn J. Hlavacek, PFC James F. Madden, PFC William C. Madison, SGT Dale E. Milam, PFC Charles A. Stoken, PFC Ronald M. Thomas II, and CPT Joseph A. Tomko (died of wounds 06/01/1967); and (from B Battery, 29th Artillery [Searchlight Battery]) PFC Alan D. Fredrickson. Several posthumous promotions were processed following this action with Fuller, Hlavacek, Madden, and Stoken promoted to Corporal. A later assessment of the mortar barrage determined a total of fifteen aircraft had been damaged. Enemy losses were counted at fifteen dead (by body count) and a variety of weapons captured. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Operational Reports - Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), October 1967” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 7.21.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Ronald Thomas, Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another summer. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.9.2019
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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