THURMAN W WOLFE
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

THURMAN WILLIAM WOLFE

WALL NAME

THURMAN W WOLFE

PANEL / LINE

11W/11

DATE OF BIRTH

07/05/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/15/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ROBELINE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Natchitoches Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THURMAN WILLIAM WOLFE
POSTED ON 7.4.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 12.23.2018

Attack on FSB Atkinson – April 15, 1970

Fire Support Base Atkinson was located in the Area of Operation of the 1st Cavalry Division. The “Cav” was airmobile, and using a technique called "flash" fire bases, it opened a fire base for 3 to 5 days (in most cases), then closed it to move to another 'flash' base, all in an effort to locate and interdict the enemy troops from reaching Tay Ninh and Saigon. FSB Atkinson was opened on April 13, 1970. The small base was named in honor of SP4 Gerald T. Atkinson, an infantryman from D Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Cavalry, who was killed in action on March 12, 1970. FSB Atkinson was occupied by units of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry and 2nd Battalion, 19th Artillery and security for the base was provided by B Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. At 10:00 PM on April 15, 1970, an intense mortar attack followed by a determined ground assault was launched against FSB Atkinson. A highly-coordinated American infantry and artillery defense repulsed the attack. The enemy was unsuccessful in his attempt to penetrate the position, and 38 of the 66 NVA dead were found in the immediate area, along with numerous crew served and individual weapons. The Americans paid a dear price from the assault on FSB Atkinson with seven killed and twenty-five wounded in action. The U.S. dead included (B Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division): CPL Jay O. Clarkson, CPL William R. Di Santis, SP4 James D. Housley, SP4 Thurman W. Wolfe, PFC Anthony E. Currie, and PFC Joseph Di Gregorio. WO John H. Pohlman, a pilot from the 229th assault Helicopter Battalion, was also killed when the UH-1H helicopter (#68-16209) he was co-piloting was shot down while supporting the besieged base. WO Pohlman was fatally injured after he was hit in the head by a rotor blade after exiting the downed aircraft. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 4.11.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Thurman William Wolfe, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.8.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 11.19.2002

We Served Together

Wofle, that's what we called you! I will always remember you. On the day I arrived on Firebase Jamie, you gave me the first words of instruction. Sgt. Wallace
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