Binion, Thomas, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1963-1966, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1962 - 1966


One Service Stripe

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Reform, AL
Last Address
Reform, AL

Casualty Date
Mar 29, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pickensville Cemetery - Pickensville, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 059

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 27th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1963-1966, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry
  1963-1966, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Dear SGT Binion: The night before you were killed Rick Clark told me he could not go on if you or I were killed. And you saved my life by distracting the sniper who had me pinned down, and in so doing, gave your own life. I have been unable to find your family but if they see this hope they will contact me. I recall how proud you were of your wife and the new chair and hassock. Sorry they were never yours to enjoy further. Thank you, my dear friend, for your sacrifice, which was, as Gatsby noted, only personal. Warm regards, John Swensson Posted by: John Swensson
Relationship: He gave his life for mine
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
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