Ramsey, Thomas Earle, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division/HHC
Service Years
1967 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Corporal


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Asheville
Last Address
Asheville

Casualty Date
Dec 15, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Whitt Cemetery - Mars Hill, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36W 027

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 4th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


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

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Cpl Thomas Earle Ramsey, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Asheville, NC.

Corporal Thomas Earle Ramsey was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, CPL Ramsey served our country until December 15th, 1968 in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Thomas died from small arms fire or grenade while on LRRP Patrol with team 1A, Southeast of Ben Het Village. His body was recovered. Thomas was born on May 4th, 1948 in Asheville, North Carolina. CPL Ramsey is on panel 36W, line 027 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

VIETNAM BATTLE DEATHS: Cpl Thomas Earl Ramsey, 29, husband of Mrs Martha Stines Ramsey of 5 Meyers Avenue, West Asheville, was killed in action in Vietnam December 18. Cpl Ramsey, a lifelong resident of Buncombe County, was a 1966 Graduate of Lee Edwards High School. He entered the Army in April of this year and had been in Vietnam 3 1/2 months. He was serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Other survivors include the Mother, Mrs Sarah Ardella Ramsey of Candler; the Father Thomas Olsen Ramsey of 270 Broadway, Asheville; and a sister, Mrs James Snowden of Merritt Island, Florida. Holcombe Funeral Home, Mars Hill, will announce arrangements.

He was the husband of Mrs Martha K Stines Ramsey, Route #5, Meyers Street, Asheville, NC.

He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

CPL Ramsey was buried at Whitt Cemetery in Mars Hill, North Carolina.  Find A Grave Memorial:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17731652

 
   
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Sources:

http://www.virtualwall.org/dr/RamseyTE01a.htm

 
   
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