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Last name: WASHINGTON
First name: THOMAS MELVIN
Home of Record (official): NEWPORT NEWS
State (official): VA
Date of Birth: Wednesday, January 8, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 52914183
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
B Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Thursday, December 14, 1967
Date of Casualty: Monday, July 1, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 54W - Row 033

--- Interment ---

THOMAS MELVIN WASHINGTON

Hampton National Cemetery
Cemetery Road at Marshall Avenue
Hampton, Hampton City, VA 23667
Section H, Plot 1056