Algernon Paul Thomas

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
16 March 1946 - 21 March 1967
Springdale, Ohio
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Algernon Paul Thomas

21 Jul 2002

We were buddies for a short time.
I wish we still were.
We talked about so many things and only one of us got to do them.

Ray Herrera

01 Jun 2005

Of the few men's names my dad remembers who died March 21st, Algernon Thomas is one of them. Whenever we visit the Traveling Wall, Algernon's name is one my dad looks for. Algernon must have been one heck of a guy for my dad to remember him so well. My dad only remembers a couple of other guys. My dad even remembered that Algernon was from Ohio. I know he mourns for the loss. God Bless his family and all who serve in our Armed Forces.

Stephanie Clark
(on behalf of Ovie "Bud" Clark)

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 21 March 1967, at Soui Tre in Tay Ninh Province, 400 men of the 3/22nd and the 2/77th Arty stood off an attack by a reinforced regiment of North Vietnamese regulars until relieved by elements of the 2/22nd and the 2/34th Armor. The defense of FSB GOLD cost 35 American lives:
  • HSB, 2nd Bn, 11th Arty Rgt
    • SP4 Robert J. Smith, Jacksonville, FL

  • A Co, 2nd Bn, 12th Inf Rgt
    • SP4 Larry D. Barton, Millersburg, OH

  • A Co, 2nd Bn, 22nd Inf Rgt
    • SP4 Edward M. Amato, Commack, NY

  • 3rd Bn, 22nd Inf Rgt
    • SGT Joseph J. Di Landro, Lindenhurst, NY, A Company
    • SP4 Michael A. Balzer, Fairfax, VA, A Company
    • SP4 James D. Brewer, Long Bottom, OH, A Company
    • SP4 Thomas D. Peterkin, Newburgh, NY, A Company
    • SP4 Thomas R. Talmadge, Sparta, NJ, A Company
    • PFC Everette E. Harding, Asheville, NC, A Company
    • SP4 Herman E. Anders, Greens, NY, B Company
    • SP4 Kenneth G. Blanton, Florissant, MO, B Company
    • SP4 James R. Hintz, Detroit, MI, B Company
    • SP4 Virgil M. Ledford, Joplin, MO, B Company
    • SP4 Allen S. Mican, El Campo, TX, B Company
    • SP4 Edward J. Muller, Poplar Bluff, MO, B Company
    • SP4 Larry L. Warnock, Buffalo, WY, B Company
    • PFC Matthew D. Atkins, Grand Rapids, MI, B Company
    • PFC Brian F. Gibbons, New York, NY, B Company
    • PFC Charles R. Greer, Thayer, KS, B Company
    • PFC Thomas L. Bell, Indianapolis, IN, HQ Company
    • PFC Charles R. Goodwin, Galena Park, TX, HQ Company
    • PFC John O. Harris, New York, NY, HQ Company
    • PFC William E. Mallory, Indianapolis, IN, HQ Company

  • D Btry, 2nd Bn, 71st Arty Rgt
    • CPL Jesse B. Rose, Tillar, AR

  • 2nd Bn, 77th Arty Rgt
    • SP4 Thomas M. Seklecki, Holyoke, MA, A Battery
    • SP4 Garland A. Newhouse, Upper Glade, WV, B Battery
    • SP4 Lawrence E. Pollock, Cincinnati, OH, B Battery
    • SP4 Algernon P. Thomas, Springdale, OH, B Battery
    • SSG Jack Eaton, Slidell, LA, C Battery
    • SP4 Willie Grant, Baton Rouge, LA, C Battery
    • CPL John F. Pezzulo, Glen Falls, NY, C Battery
    • SP4 David C. Rogers, Kirbyville, MO, C Battery
    • SP5 Norman L. Ballance, Jacksonville, FL (Silver Star), HQ Battery

  • 19th TASS, 504th Tac Air Spt Grp
    • Capt Tonie L. England, USAF, Palestine, TX
    • Capt Walter H. Forbes, USAF, Swampscott, MA

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