TERRY L THORNTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

TERRY LEE THORNTON

WALL NAME

TERRY L THORNTON

PANEL / LINE

22W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

12/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/11/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BLOOMINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

McLean County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR TERRY LEE THORNTON
POSTED ON 7.30.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Terry Thornton, Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. 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 9.27.2019
POSTED BY: Ross Johnson

Comrade "Brother" Jim Stube

I was there with you on LZ East the morning of June 11, 1969. Jim was a great soldier, patriot, and brother comrade. Jim served his country with hard work, sweat, and dedication. We will not forget brother Jim. May Jim now rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 8.24.2019

Attack on LZ East – June 11, 1969

Landing Zone East was established in 1967 by the 196th Infantry Brigade and was located approximately ten miles west of Tam Ky in Quang Tin Province, RVN. The base was occupied by elements of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 82nd Artillery when it was attacked by the North Vietnamese Army’s 35th Sapper Battalion on the morning of June 11, 1969. At about 2:30 AM, the NVA first hit a bunker at the very outer edge of the perimeter of the landing zone, destroying it with a rocket-propelled grenade. The sappers then began to run up the hill throwing grenades and firing AK-47’s. They struck with an overwhelming force, marching their mortar rounds systematically up the hill, striking bunkers and lighting up the sky. The Americans at East fought back with unit weapons, but the base was overrun. When dawn arrived, the Americans counterattacked and drove the NVA from the destroyed base. Sixteen U.S. troopers lost their lives and thirty-four were wounded. The lost personnel included PFC Ronald G. Crowe, SP4 Frank F. De Maria Jr., PFC Charles D. Green, CPL Freddy L. Holloway, SP4 Edward Johnson, SP4 Jack C. Lee, SGT David G. Michel, CPT Karl W. Mills, CPL Edward V. Palmenta, SFC Floyd L. Pitre, SFC Daniel G. Reid, SP4 Douglas L. Strickland, CPL James C. Strube, PFC Terry L. Thornton, PFC Bruce H. Tibbetts, and CPL Clark L. Williams. Enemy losses were estimated at sixty-nine killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and missionvietnam.org]
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POSTED ON 12.13.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Terry Lee Thornton, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 12.20.2013
POSTED BY: Eric Kammermann

A Hero To All Who Knew Him

I grew up a couple of doors down from the Thorntons. Terry and his older brother Danny were basketball gods to us neighborhood kids. Once his younger brother David and friend Peanut Price were snowballing us in our fort in the backyard and Terry joined us to thwart the attack. He later took the time one Saturday afternoon to teach this very non athletic kid how to properly shoot a freethrow and jumpshot. I wish I could say that I became a great basketball player due to his tutelage but alas, I wasn't even mediocre. Both of my children had the honor of going to the Vietnam Memorial on their 8th grade trips to Washington D.C.. Before they each went, I sat them down and told them about Terry. Being able to search out his name and take a rubbing really helped bring the war into view for them and to honor and remember Terry for me.
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