Thomas Daniel LatanowichPrivate First Class
CAP 2-5-1, CACO 2-4, 2ND CAG, COMBINED ACTION, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
26 January 1947 - 20 June 1968
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The database page for Thomas Daniel Latanowich
The townspeople of Somerville, Massachusetts, will be dedicating a square in Thomas Latanowich's memory this fall ... he is not forgotten.
David L Elliott
A gentle heart who was loved more than he knew...
and who now sits among angels and holds his godmother's hand.
From a cousin.
A Note from The Virtual WallWhen Pfc Daniel Latanowich arrived in Vietnam on 03 April 1968 he was assigned to 81mm Mortars, H&S Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, but on 28 April 1968 he was transferred to the 2nd Combined Action Group. After completing CAG training he was assigned to Combined Action Platoon 2-5-1.
At 1745 (5:45 pm) on 20 June 1968 he suffered severe injuries when he was thrown from a vehicle in which he was riding. Pfc Latanowich died an hour later at the Naval Station Hospital, Danang.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Nov 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009