Cusson, Thomas Lee


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 31-May-1950

Hometown: Essex, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Jul-1969

Start of tour: 6-May-1970

Incident date: 20-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 20-Jun-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Thomas Lee Cusson was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 481 007

Place of interment: Needles Riverview Cemetery, Needles, California, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 072 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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