Matthew Alonzo Thomas, JrSpecialist Five
571 COMBAT ENGR CO, 3RD BRIGADE, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
13 May 1948 - 18 November 1969
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The database page for Matthew Alonzo Thomas, Jr
Matthew, who was known to all as "Tex", died when he was shot by a member of the 93rd Engr Battalion. The person wanted to drive Tex's bucket loader, but Tex said he was responsible for it and refused.
Tex was an easy-going guy who loved to sing and was respected by enlisted and officers alike. His loss was felt by all in the 571st. He was our only loss during the year the 571st existed.
From a member of the 571st,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 07 Apr 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009