Thomas Eugene Latham

Military Data
LenSvc Less than one year
Unit A Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division

Casualty Data
Start Tour Thursday, 31 October 1968
Cas Date Monday, 12 May 1969
Age at Loss 23
Remains Body Recovered
Location Long An, South Vietnam
Type Hostile, Died Of Wounds
Reason Gun, Small Arms Fire – Ground Casualty

Vietnam Wall Panel 25W Line 074

Tommy was assigned to the Scouts, A Company, 247th Infantry, in October 1968. He was a fine soldier and well liked. He also spoke of his wife. Tommy was from Tennessee and that’s probably the reason we hit it off so well. My mom and grandparents were from there. I remember he used to always tease me about eating grits and biscuits. I was the medic assigned to his squad. He died several months after I went home.

Doc Pardue – Vietnam

1SG Carl Goff USA Retired
Mi 48529
I was in the same platoon as Sgt Latham on May 12, 1969. We were in the Scout Platoon 247th Inf. 9th Inf Div. Remember him very well. Sorry I never got to say good-by! GOOD BY my friend!
Oct 1, 2009

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 December 1945
  • Date of death: 12 May 1969
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Sweetwater
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Two Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Northpoint Cemetery, Monroe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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