My name is Tommy Young, Sr., and I was wanting to make sure that my son PFC Tommy Chance Young’s name will be on the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. He was in Operation Anaconda right after 9/11 after serving in Afghanistan. My son was killed in a Blackhawk crash at Fort Drum, NY, and I am hoping that my son will not be forgotten for fighting for our country and being killed at Fort Drum. I hope and pray that his name will be put with the other fallen heroes, for he was a 20 year old veteran. No one made my son join the U S Army. He did it on his own, and when it was time for my son to be called up for Operation Anaconda, he didn’t say no. He went with pride and didn’t back down. He spent his 19th birthday over there fighting for our freedom, so please don’t forget him.
Submitted by his father, Tommy Young, Sr.
Tommy Chance Young served with Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. He is buried at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee, E, 1886.