|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1949|
|Death: ||May 25, 1969, Vietnam|
In Memory of our brother this Memorial Day!
Billy Lee Thomas
Home of Record: Oklahoma City, OK Inlistment state
Date of birth: 07/22/1949--Arkansas
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Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 15935274
MOS: 11C20: Indirect Fire Infantryman
Length Service: 00
Unit: D CO, 2ND BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Start Tour: 01/24/1969
Incident Date: 05/25/1969
Casualty Date: 05/25/1969
Age at Loss: 19
Location: Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
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Billy Lee was the 7th child in a family of 8 children. He was born in Bollinger Hospital,Charleston,Franklin County, Arkansas. His family moved to Stinnett, Hutchinson Co.,Texas in 1957, he went to school there. He was 19 years old when he enlisted in the Army. Went to Vietnam in January of 1969. He was killed at Viet Nam Toy Nink Base Camp May 26,1969 about 2 months before his 20th Birthday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Lavaca, Sebastian, Arkansas. A Military Service was held at the gravesite in Liberty Cemetery.
He has been missed by his 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Wade Harlan Thomas (1913 - 1993)
Alpha Lee Heafner Thomas (1913 - 1959)
Created by: Patricia J Cumbie
Record added: Jun 03, 2010
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