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PFC John Thomas “Tommy” Trivette

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PFC John Thomas “Tommy” Trivette

  • Birth 12 Nov 1943 Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 23 May 1967 Yen Bai, Vietnam
  • Burial Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Trivette
  • Memorial ID 17760032

PFC John Thomas Trivette, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Winston-Salem, NC.

Private First Class John Thomas Trivette was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Trivette served our country until May 23rd, 1967 in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was 23 years old and was not married. It was reported that John died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. John was born on November 12th, 1943 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. PFC Trivette is on panel 20E, line 093 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

As a member of 2nd Plt, Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Brigade, PFC Trivette gave his all defending bunker 1, his fellow soldiers, and the people of Van Tuong. Arnold Huskins, rebeleye@aol.com, An interested fellow Tarheel.

PFC John Thomas Trivette. It is with love and a real sense of pride that I write this to honor my deceased brother. He was a wonderful brother – who sometimes aggravated me, his older sister to tears. Tom was only 23 when he was deployed to Vietnam to fight in that unpopular war. He only lived five weeks after this assignment and died in May, 1967. Thank you, Tom, for giving the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us can enjoy our freedoms in America today. From his sister, Nancy Trivette Martin

Tommy Trivette was a gentle person with a warm and friendly smile. We grew up together and attended high school and church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a very giving person who would do anything he could for his friends. I am sure he was doing just that when he gave his life for his country. Tommy, I took a picture of your name on the wall and gave it to your father. He and your mother were very proud of you, as we all are. We miss you but know that you are in a better place, resting in God's arms. Rest in peace my friend. Dominus vobiscum, Bill Christy.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Howard V Trivette, 801 Bellview Street, Winston-Salem, NC.

He served with 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Brigade, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.




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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 30 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17760032
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC John Thomas “Tommy” Trivette (12 Nov 1943–23 May 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17760032, citing Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .