McMahon, Thomas J, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Primary MOS
91A-Medical Corpsman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 91A, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
Service Years
1967 - 1969
Specialist 4


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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
LEWISTON

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unit Assignments
196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1968-1969, 91A, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1955-1973 Vietnam War
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The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

 

Rank and organization: Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Place and Date: Quang Tin province, Republic of Vietnam, 19 March 1969. Entered service at: portland, Maine. Born: 24 June 1948, Washington, D.C.

*McMAHON, THOMAS J.
Citation:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. McMahon distinguished himself while serving as medical aid man with Company A. When the lead elements of his company came under heavy fire from well-fortified enemy positions, 3 soldiers fell seriously wounded. Sp4c. McMahon, with complete disregard for his safety, left his covered position and ran through intense enemy fire to the side of 1 of the wounded, administered first aid and then carried him to safety. He returned through the hail of fire to the side of a second wounded man. Although painfully wounded by an exploding mortar round while returning the wounded man to a secure position, Sp4c. McMahon refused medical attention and heroically ran back through the heavy enemy fire toward his remaining wounded comrade. He fell mortally wounded before he could rescue the last man. Sp4c. McMahon's undaunted concern for the welfare of his comrades at the cost of his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
   
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