THOMAS M AARON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

THOMAS MILTON AARON JR

WALL NAME

THOMAS M AARON JR

PANEL / LINE

22W/37

DATE OF BIRTH

06/09/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LINWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Delaware County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS MILTON AARON JR
POSTED ON 4.20.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As I am from Delaware County, PA your sacrifice has special meaning to me. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.7.2018
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 9.23.2017

Final Mission of SP4 Thomas M. Aaron Jr.

At 0945 hours on June 13, 1969, heavy casualties were sustained by Mobile Riverine Forces during an enemy-initiated firefight (ENIFF) which occurred on the Ben Tre River, four miles southeast of Ben Tre in Kien Hoa Province, RVN. Nine river assault craft (RAC) with Bravo Company of the 3/47th Infantry Battalion were enroute to a beaching site when they came under heavy B-40 rocket attack. Zippo flame-throwing boat Z-152-1 received four rocket hits, ATC 152-6 received two rocket hits, and ATC 152-11 received one. Fire was returned and momentarily suppressed. The RAC were forced to reverse course in order to facilitate evacuation of casualties; as they turned around they again came under attack from the same location. The RAC proceeded toward a fire support base (FSB) while 26 of the wounded were medevacked by an Army dustoff helicopter and the Navy Command and Control helicopter. Total friendly casualties were five soldiers killed, and 21 soldiers and four Navymen wounded. The lost soldiers included SP4 Thomas M. Aaron Jr., PFC Kenneth L. Conner, SSGT Michael K. Lewis, SP4 James C. Lucero, and SP4 Arturo Salazar. At the FSB, a company of the 3/47th replaced the decimated troops and returned to the ambush site. A company of the 3/60th was also airmobiled into the ambush area to conduct search and destroy operations which yielded no contact. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 3.30.2017
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Thomas. :-(
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POSTED ON 10.12.2016

Thank you for keeping me free.

You were so loved and very missed.
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