Thomas Eugene Latham
LenSvc Less than one year
Unit A Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Start Tour Thursday, 31 October 1968
Cas Date Monday, 12 May 1969
Age at Loss 23
Remains Body Recovered
Location Long An, South Vietnam
Type Hostile, Died Of Wounds
Reason Gun, Small Arms Fire – Ground Casualty
Vietnam Wall Panel 25W Line 074
Tommy was assigned to the Scouts, A Company, 247th Infantry, in October 1968. He was a fine soldier and well liked. He also spoke of his wife. Tommy was from Tennessee and that’s probably the reason we hit it off so well. My mom and grandparents were from there. I remember he used to always tease me about eating grits and biscuits. I was the medic assigned to his squad. He died several months after I went home.
Doc Pardue – Vietnam
1SG Carl Goff USA Retired
I was in the same platoon as Sgt Latham on May 12, 1969. We were in the Scout Platoon 247th Inf. 9th Inf Div. Remember him very well. Sorry I never got to say good-by! GOOD BY my friend!
Oct 1, 2009