|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1942|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1965, Vietnam|
Spc Thomas Rice of Spartanburg, South Carolina was killed in Vietnam while serving in the United States Army. Rice and three other servicemen were conducting a mission in 1965 when their Huey helicopter went missing. He was later declared killed in action. A memorial service was held for him in May 1967 in Spartanburg. In March, 2009 his remains were found at a crash site in south central Vietnam and identified. Rice also had a wife and a daughter who was an infant when her father was killed. He was the only serviceman from Spartanburg listed among the 29 South Carolina soldiers unaccounted for in the Vietnam War. He is honored on Panel 4E, Row 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He was 23.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60 Site 9415.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39863803