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Corp Gregory Wayne Thomas
Birth: Aug. 28, 1947
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 21, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

US Marine CPL Gregory Wayne Thomas, Vietnam Veteran, residing in Kings Mountain, NC. Native of Gaston County,NC

US Marine Corporal Gregory Wayne Thomas was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, CPL Thomas served our country until May 21st, 1968 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Gregory died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Gregory was born on August 28th, 1947 in Gaston County, North Carolina. CPL Thomas is on panel 65E, line 002 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.

Fellow Marine, India 3/5, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Semper Fi, Brother. David Shipman.

High School Friend. I Thought of you today. I was at the moving wall today and looked up your name. I remember our days at Winn Dixie bagging groceries. You went to Vietnam on my birthday(5-18). You were a great friend and I still think of you when I start to remember my tour of duty. It's good to think of you. James Spalding

I served with this marine. Semper Fi brother. Weapons Platoon. India Company, 3/5th Marines. James Spalding


You are not forgotten and you are in my thoughts always. My father served with this Marine and they both, along with I believe 4 other Marines were lost at the same time. I think of them every day. The others, I don't know their names, but I can visit your page along with my fathers every day as a American. I am proud of your actions and willingness to fight for freedom, rest easy Marine. Kenneth Bickle.

Cpl Thomas was the son of Helen Thomas, Kings Mountain, NC & Wade Thomas. He enlisted in the Marines 23 June 1966 in Charlotte, NC. He died during Operation Allen Brook


He was killed the same day as another US Marine SSGT JimBob Bickle, on 21 May 1968.

He served with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Gold Star, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.



 
 
Burial:
Mountain Rest Cemetery
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Aug 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20758129
Corp Gregory Wayne Thomas
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- Tony
 Added: Oct. 20, 2015
We as a nation are so very proud of your service & humbled by your sacrifice. May your rest be glorious...
- Judith Parker-Proctor
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
Wayne--I remember how proud you were talking about serving our country, at KMHS. Bless you!
- Sheri
 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
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