Tommy Robert Wilson

Military Data
Length Service 01
Unit A Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 6 October 1965
Incident Date 2 December 1965
Casualty Date 2 December 1965
Age at Loss 26
Location Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Multiple fragmentation wounds

Vietnam Wall Panel 03E Line 120

Sweetwater, Tennessee
October 29, 1939 to December 02, 1965
Sweetwater Valley Memorial Gardens

Sgt Army Co. A, 2 BN, 28 INF, 1 INF Div.

Husband of Shirley Wilson of Philadelphia, son of Mr. & Mrs. Woody Wilson of Sweetwater. He attended Sweetwater Elementary and Sweetwater High School and had been in the service for nearly four years. He left for Vietnam Sep 15th. He was riding in the lead truck of a convoy when a land mine exploded which demolished the truck and killed the young combat soldier. He is the first Monroe County native who died in action in the Vietnam War.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 October 1939
  • Date of death: 2 December 1965
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Sweetwater
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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