Thomas Michael Thompson

United States Marine Corps
03 April 1946 - 02 July 1967
Norfolk, Virginia
Panel 22E Line 117


Thomas M Thompson

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Thomas Michael Thompson

28 Dec 2001


by a friend.
6 Jan 2005

In Loving Memory of Tom
A special friend from Naples, 1960-61

I would like to hear from a member of Tom's family, especially his sister Barbara or his brothers Tim and Rick. My telephone number is 410 226 0070; my email is

From a friend,
Pamela Hamilton

A Note from The Virtual Wall

At 10 AM on 2 July 1967, Bravo Company 1/9 Marines were on patrol about 1 and 1/2 miles northeast of Con Thien when they made contact with what they thought was a small, well-entrenched enemy unit. Alpha 1/9, also on patrol nearby, came to help, and the two understrength companies found themselves in a meat grinder - the small enemy force turned out to be 5 NVA battalions that had crossed the DMZ. Even worse, the NVA troops were supported by artillery firing from within and north of the DMZ. By midafternoon, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, had been inserted by helicopter on the enemy's left flank and the massive weight of U. S. air and artillery support was taking its toll on the NVA. By evening the NVA had broken contact, withdrawing into the DMZ. By that time Bravo 1/9 had been destroyed as a fighting force - Bravo 1/9, understrength to begin with, had 57 men killed in action. Alpha 1/9 had 13 killed in action, and H&S Company 15 - including eight Corpsmen:
  • Capt Warren O. Keneipp, Oak Lawn, IL
  • HM2 Christopher J. Maguire, San Diego, CA
  • HM2 Alex L. Quiroga, San Jose, CA
  • Cpl Frank Davila, New York, NY
  • HM3 Michael R. Dotson, Lansing, MI
  • Cpl Thomas M. Thompson, Norfolk, VA
  • LCpl Roger D. Adams, Ashland, OH
  • HN Philip H. Converse, Dallas, TX
  • HN Hector Fuentes, Riverside, CA
  • LCpl Stephen J. Honnold, Kansas City, MO
  • Pfc Terri L. Hines, Richmond, IN
  • HN Edward R. Lozano, Youngstown, OH
  • HN Stephen A. Menshek, Minneapolis, MN
  • LCpl Terry L. Quigley, Columbia, SC
  • HN Jonathan A. Sawyer, Boothbay Harbor, ME

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