Thomas Alan Gopp
One newspaper article from August 7, 1967 when Thomas was killed in action in Vietnam. He was survived by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.
A recon patrol consisting of First Lieutenant William McBride and 7 men from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 3rd Recon Battalion, was inserted into the southern end of the A Shau Valley, Thua Thien Province, at 1300 hours on 01 August 1967. They patrolled for the next 2 days and their report follows:
From HMM-164 operations report:
Those killed in this incident were:
Almost 30 years later the crash site was examined by JTF and human remains were
repatriated on 08 June 1994.
Below is photo of Gopp's 'In Loving Memory' cemetery marker in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. It is undetermined whether this is his current burial stone or if they renewed his stone when he was buried here in 2001. In 1967, Thomas was survived by his mother and father, Grace R and Russell G Gopp, New London Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Claire Kruger of Wellington and Barbara Ellen, at home, and a brother, Russell G. Jr, also at home with his parents.
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