Thomas John Roberts

Army of the United States
22 May 1948 - 22 August 1970
Burlington, Wisconsin
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Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Thomas John Roberts

20 Dec 2004

Tom was a classmate of mine at Burlington High School. We graduated in 1967. He still has family living in the immediate area. I have been to "The Wall" in Washington, D. C. and have an etching of his name. I also have an etching of his name from a travelling "Wall". I was pleased to give each etching to his brother Dan, who happens to be a customer of mine at a local bank. We have honored Tom at each of our five-year class reunions along with another classmate we lost in Vietman, David A. Cramer. We also had several classmates who served and were seriously wounded.

The Class of '67 is extremely proud of Tom and Dan and their willingness to give "the last full measure".

We continue to support our troops today in their memory, and in memory of all who have served and continue to serve the United States of America.

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Although actually assigned to HHC 4/31st Infantry, Corporal Roberts was in the field with A Company 4/31 at the time of his death. He is the only known casualty from 4/31 on 22 Aug 1970.

Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

Pfc David A. Cramer, mentioned above, was one of six men at Khe Sanh who died when a rocket struck a bunker in which Catholic Mass was being held. The six men, all assigned to 2nd Bn, 26th Marines, were
  • LT Robert R. Brett, Washington, DC, Chaplain, H&S 2/26
  • Sgt Billie R. McCall, Winter Haven, FL, Golf 2/26
  • LCpl Julius C. Foster, Welch, WV, Echo 2/26
  • Pfc David A. Cramer, Burlington, WI, Hotel 2/26
  • Pfc Hector L. Semidey, New York, NY, Hotel 2/26
  • Pfc Alexander S. Chin, Baltimore, MD, H&S 2/26

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Tom Trimberger
353 Travellers Run, Burlington, Wi 53105 
20 Dec 2004

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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