James Calvin Thomason
Length Service 01
Unit D Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade, USARV
Start Tour 21 May 1967
Incident Date 23 February 1968
Casualty Date 23 February 1968
Age at Loss 20
Location Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Multiple fragmentation wounds
VietnamWall Panel 41E Line 001
Binh Hoa, Vietnam
SP4 James Calvin Thomason, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Niota, Tennessee.
Specialist Four James Calvin Thomason was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Thomason served our country until February 23rd, 1968 in Binh Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that James died from small arms fire. SP4 Thomason is on panel 41E, line 001 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
He was a hunter and a very good one. He actually got a marksman medal early in the military because he was such a good shot. We were a poor family so our meat came from out of the wild. He could shoot a squirrel from a long way with a 22 rifle. We were dependent on his and my father’s hunting skills for meat on the table. He loved his old 57 chevy which he owned at the time of his death. He loved his wife and son but still did what he felt he should do to serve his country and went when he was called to duty. Sue Thomason Renfrow, His Sister.
He served with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade, USARV.
Willie Joe Thomason 1929 – 2010
Helen C. Revell Thomason 1930 – 1990
Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park, Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee
James Calvin Thomason was My Cousin and we played togather as Kids, We called him Butch. We all Miss him. He was A very good Soldier.
– 1SG Retired Tom Hackler
- Rank: Specialist 4th Class
- Date of birth: 18 November 1947
- Date of death: 23 February 1968
- County: Monroe
- Hometown: Niota
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 3rd Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade
- Conflict: Vietnam
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park, Sweetwater, Monroe County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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