THOMAS VALERIO
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

THOMAS VALERIO

WALL NAME

THOMAS VALERIO

PANEL / LINE

4W/32

DATE OF BIRTH

05/31/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/07/1971

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS VALERIO
POSTED ON 3.22.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you......

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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POSTED ON 9.13.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Thomas Valerio, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the end of 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 9.19.2021

Final Mission of SGT Thomas Valerio

The 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (1-1 Cavalry) was sent to Vietnam in August 1967. A heavy armored cavalry regiment made up of tracked vehicles, 1-1 Cavalry conducted combat operations in the I Corps area during the four years it was deployed. In early 1971, the unit was operating in the Chu Lai area while assigned to the Americal Division. In February, 1-1 Cavalry was detached from Americal and sent by ship to Quang Tri to take part in operation Lam Son 719, a campaign conducted by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the North Vietnamese Army’s (NVA) logistical system within the Kingdom of Laos. The unit proceeded to Khe Sanh Combat Base (KSCB) where its rear elements remained while three troops of 1-1 Cavalry were sent forward to the border with Laos. During this period, KSCB came under periodic artillery and rocket attack by NVA units across the border and north of the base. On March 6, 1971, such an attack was launched against the base. Slit trenches (fox holes) were occupied by the men of C Troop during the bombardment. After a pause in the barrage, three members of C Troop, believing the attack was over, climbed out of their protected position. The NVA fired one last salvo, a standard artillery tactic used to catch the enemy in the open. The round impacted near the men, killing SP5 Stephen W. Burgdorfer and SP4 Horace L. Burton, and critically wounding SGT Thomas Valerio. Valerio was flown to the navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary (AH-17) where he expired the following day. When Lam Son concluded, 1-1 Cavalry conducted a memorial service for those troopers lost during the operation. Burgdorfer, Burton, and Valerio were remembered during the ceremony performed by the Squadron Commander and Chaplain. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Carl Wronko (September 2021); image courtesy of Carl Wronko]
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POSTED ON 7.6.2014

Ill Never forget you

Ill always love you
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Thomas Valerio, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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