Thomas Lamar Porter

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 08/11/70

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

Home of Record: Vicksburg, MS
Date of birth: 03/26/1950

MILITARY DATA

Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: **
Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 22ND INFANTRY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA

Start Tour: 01/06/1970
Incident Date: 08/11/1970
Casualty Date: 08/11/1970
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

ON THE WALL Panel W8 Line 103

 

Thomas Porter was killed in action during an engagement with hostile forces at grid reference BR576768,
approximately 17 kilometers north/northwest of Vinh Thanh airfield.

 

 

 

 

SP4 Thomas L. Porter's decorations

 

 

 

 

Thomas is buried at Yokena Cemetery, Yokena, Warren County,MS.

 

Grave marker for Thomas L. Porter

( The marker is incorrectly marked with 27 INF - should be 22 INF )

 

 

 

 

Pin for the MIA and KIA from the State of Mississippi

 

 

 

The name of Thomas Lamar Porter is inscribed on the Mississippi Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
in Ocean Springs, panel 59E. (Second numbered panel from the right in the above photo, his name
is at the bottom of that panel.) His picture is also on the memorial (2nd photo from the right.)

Photo by Travelingal from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

Top photo of Thomas Porter courtesy of:

Larry Lucas
Chairman, Names & Pictures Committee
Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a tribute to Thomas L. Porter click on the following link:

Together We Served

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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