VIETNAM - LANDMAN, THOMAS PAUL

Landman, Thomas Paul

VIETNAM - LANDMAN, THOMAS PAUL
LANDMAN, THOMAS PAUL

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 15-Jul-1949

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 31-Aug-1967

Start of tour: 13-Feb-1968

Incident date: 7-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 7-Jun-1969

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Thomas Paul Landman was killed while crew member on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Crew member of tank on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC David Joe Bredenkamp
SP4 Dennis Anthony Iasello
SP4 Thomas Paul Landman

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 712 835

Place of interment: Christ Church Cemetery, Barnesville, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23W 102 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR THOMAS PAUL LANDMAN
7 JUNE 1969
H COMPANY, 2nd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Landman distinguished himself by gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 7 June 1969 while serving as a tank gunner with Company H, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date while conducting a reconnaissance operation southwest of An Loc, elements of the squadron came under intense small arms, automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire from an estimated enemy battalion. In the initial contact Specialist Landman’s tank received a direct hit, seriously wounding the vehicle commander. Seeing that his comrade was helplessly exposed to the hostile fusillade, Specialist Landman left his driver’s hatch and moved to the wounded man’s aid. While pulling the casualty to the relative safety of the rear deck of the tank, Specialist Landman was mortally wounded by an exploding rocket-propelled grenade. Specialist Four Landman’s’ courage, devotion to duty and concern for the welfare of his fellow soldier were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force, Vietnam, General Orders No. 2623 (October 4, 1969)

 

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