VIETNAM - SOTO, THOMAS GABRIEL

Soto, Thomas Gabriel

VIETNAM - SOTO, THOMAS GABRIEL
SOTO, THOMAS GABRIEL

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 94B – Food Service Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 5-Aug-1968

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 7-Mar-1939

Hometown: North Platte, Nebraska

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Dec-1958

Incident date: 18-May-1969

Date of casualty: 18-May-1969

Age at death: 30

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Vehicle Crash (MC). Vehicle loss or crash.
Thomas Gabriel Soto died as a result of injuries received while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when it collided with another vehicle and overturned. / Passenger on 1 1/2 ton truck on resupply mission when vehicle was sideswiped by another vehicle and overturned as it left the road.  Individual admitted to 93d Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 8 May 1969 at 1340 hrs, and later expired.    Incident occurred on 8 May 1969 at 1330 hrs.

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 090 085

Place of interment: Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 24W 049 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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