Eugene Sanford Tinnin

Warrant Officer
United States Navy
11 April 1929 - 20 August 1968
Austin, Texas
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Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Eugene Sanford Tinnin

25 Nov 2006

Gene, I think of you often and come see you whenever I visit the Walls in Texas and in DC. There is nothing so moving to me as that long walk down the path to The Wall and you as well as the many other of our brothers. I'll see you again in May '07 on Run For The Wall, if not sooner. I hope you are resting peacefully and regret that we aren't able to visit more often.

I've been to the Doc and when the time comes I know I'll able to walk point for you again. Can't wait to see you again, Brother ...

From a fellow member of Seal One,
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Warrant Officer Tinnin commanded Detachment "G", Juliet Platoon, SEAL Team 1. The USNAVFORV History for August 1968 contains the following entry:
"On the morning of 20 August, the hazards of war were felt by the SEALs of Team Detachment 'G', Juliet Platoon when a patrol sustained heavy casualties when they were taken under fire by their own ambush element 9 miles north of Mo Cay. Warrant Officer Eugene S. TINNIN, the patrol leader, was killed and four others wounded. One Vietnamese LDNN was also wounded in the tragic incident. WO-1 TINNIN was buried at sea off the coast on RVN on 29 August per his earlier stated desires."

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Nov 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009