Kukowski, Thomas, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 1542, 101st Aviation Group/HHC
Service Years
1970 - 1971


First Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 16, 1971
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03W 038

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)Pathfinder Badge

 Unit Assignments
101st Aviation Group
  1970-1971, 1542, 101st Aviation Group/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Operation Lam Son 719
 Colleges Attended 
Furman University
  1965-1969, Furman University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Kukowski served as an Airborne Pathfinder with HHQ, 101st Aviation Group, 101st Airborne Division. His tour began on 5 October 1970.

He was killed after being inserted with ARVN Marines by a USA helicopter, conducting a combat assault in the vicinity of Hue, Thua Thien Province.

Lt. Kukowski was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington. Arlington County. Virginia, Plot: Section 25 Site 2015-4.

Note: Attended Furman University, Greenville, SC and participated in ROTC program (dates and major not known at this time).

Note: Was he involved in Operation Lam Son 719?

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