A Note from The Virtual Wall
On 27 September 1966 C Company, 1/5 Infantry, conducted local search and destroy operations in the vicinity of the Filhol Rubber Plantation. At 2047 hours a listening post was fired on with an M-79 by a C Company soldier within the night defensive perimeter. One soldier was killed and two were wounded in the incident.
Though you are gone you will never be forgotten! You and men
like you, are the reason we are free today! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the sacrifices that you made! I hold you and those like you in the highest regard and you deserve nothing less! I love you all, you were and always will be HEROES to me! I promise never to take for granted the freedoms I have, which you paid the ultimate price for! Happy Birthday!
I WILL REMEMBER YOU!!!
Gratefully yours, Jenn
Apr 23, 2007
Fellow Bobcat 1/5 Mech
Thomas,I just wanted you to know, you are not forgotten. You are loved and missed. My prayers to you and your family. If anyone knows this brave soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Would you please contact Randy@Bobcat.WS so we can honor Thomas by having his picture placed on his former unit the 1/5 Mech website memorial page and on the Wall.
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
3 Heather Lane
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4819 United States
Someone that is thankful
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
The Philadelphia Inquirer - September 30, 1966
An Army Staff Sergeant from Burlington City, N.J., was the father of two small children
Staff Sgt. Thomas Lowden, 28, the husband of Mrs. Walburga Lowden, of St. Mary's st., died in a Vietnam hospital Tuesday, hours after he was wounded in action.
Sgt. Lowden, a 1957 graduate of Burlington Senior High School, enlisted in the Army in June, 1957.
He went to Vietnam in January after having served in Hawaii since June, 1965.
He was with the Army's 25th Division when he died.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas, 6; a daughter, Yasmine, 5; his mother, Mrs. Helen E. Lowden, also of St. Mary's st., Burlington City, and a brother, Army Pfc. Francis Lowden
Thomas is buried at Beverly Nat Cem
recently got an assignment in my US History class. Our teacher gave us a challenge and our goal is to post remembrances to all those who lost their lives in vietnam. There are many people who don't have any remembrances on here and our goal is for them to be remembered and to show our gratitude to all they went through. My goal is to post 100 remembrances because those who gave that sacrifice for our country should never be forgotten. Thomas, thank you for all you did, you will always be remembered!
Posted by: Jen Steffen
Thursday, May 8, 2003