Thomas William Truelove was 30 years old and the son of William Hill Truelove, a World War II veteran having served in the United States Army and Gladys J. Oliver. He was married to Songcha and they had three children. Thomas’ older brother Bobby died in the hands of our enemies as a prisoner and is still Missing in Action somewhere in North Korea.

Military Data
Unit 43rd Engineering Detachment, 69th Engineering Battalion, 159th Engineering Group, 20th Engineering Brigade, USARV ENG CMD, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 19 January 1971
Incident Date 19 September 1971
Casualty Date 21 September 1971
Age at Loss 30 based on date declared dead
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died of illness or injury
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Vehicle loss or crash

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Dana Lusher
this was my sargent in Long Binh
Proctorville , Oh
I just wanted to say that sargent truelove was a great fellow to work under in nam. I was one of the mechanics working under him at long binh. I just found this site today and found his name and just wanted to say a little about what I knew about him. Thanks Dana
Sunday, October 27, 2002

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 April 1941
  • Date of death: 21 September 1971
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 159th Engineering Group, 20th Engineering Brigade
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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