VIETNAM - GRIFFIN, THOMAS DWAIN

Griffin, Thomas Dwain

VIETNAM - GRIFFIN, THOMAS DWAIN
GRIFFIN, THOMAS DWAIN

Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: 8-Aug-1949

Hometown: Mayodan, North Carolina

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 17-Apr-1970

Incident date: 20-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 20-Jun-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Thomas Dwain Griffin was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under mortar attack by a hostile force. / On night defensive position. Received hostile mortar attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Thomas Dwain Griffin
PFC Merril Holt

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 442 017

Place of interment: Mayodan Municipal Cemetery, Mayodan, North Carolina, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 073 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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