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Vietnam War 1
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Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 1
Birth:
22 Mar 1924 1
Death:
01 Nov 1964 1
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Lt Col (KIA 1 Nov'64) 2
Full Name:
Thomas Daniel Whitlock 1
Birth:
22 Mar 1924 1
Male 1
Death:
01 Nov 1964 1
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 1
Age at Death: 40 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 01 Nov 1964 1
Casualty Location: Tan Uyen HQ 48th ARVN Inf 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
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Hometown: Pontiac, MI 1
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Marital Status: Married 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 1
Company:
Adv Tm #88 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
+ O4 1
Major Command:
MACV 1
Service:
Army 1
Years Served:
20 1
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C.O. 48 ARVN Infantry 2
Religion:
Baptist - Other Groups 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
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Lt Col Thomas Whitlock KIA 1 Nov.1964

Vietnam

Surprise Mortar Raid on Bien Hoa Air Base, 1 Nov. 1964

Maj. Thomas Whitlock (posthumiously a LT COL)

FUNERAL; Vietnamese Gen Pham Van Dong (center) Commander of the Siagon area, pins the Nationa Order of Vietnam and the Cross of Gallentry on the coffin of Maj Thomas D Whitlock during the burial service in Siagon, South Viet Nam. Maj Whitlock was killed in the guerrilla attack on the Bien Hoa Airbase last Sun.(Text beneath the FUNERAL Photo above)

 Maj. Thomas Whitlock was the Infantry Unit Commander (Ranger Qual) with 20 Years in the Service.  48th ARVN INFANTRY, ADV Team 88, HQ, MACV ADVISORS. ***** 

Maj. Thomas D Whitlock (posthumosly a LT COL & awarded the National Order of Vietnam and the Cross of Gallentry)       In the early hours of November 1st 1964, the Bien Hoa Air Base, situated 12 miles North of Saigon, came under fierce rocket and mortar fire from the Viet Cong. A squadron of B-57 bombers was immobilized, with 5 destroyed, and a further 15 damaged. Four U.S. servicemen and two Vietnamese were killed, and a further 76 were wounded in the attack.

(Above Article from the  LEBANON, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6, 1964 )

    ****U.S. department of Veterans' Affairs****                                                                                             

WHITLOCK, THOMAS D;  MAJOR USA (LT COL Posthumous Promotion ) 
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/22/1924 - DATE OF DEATH: 11/01/1964
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Thomas Daniel Whitlock; Birth: Mar. 22, 1924- Death: Nov. 1, 1964
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army; LTC Whitlock, a native of Pontiac, Michigan, was killed in action in Vietnam 1 November, 1964.
 
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Thomas Daniel Whitlock Lieutenant Colonel
48TH ARVN INFANTRY, ADV TEAM 88, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV
Army of the United States; Hometown, Pontiac, Michigan
March 22, 1924 to November 01, 1964   Lieutenant Colonel
PERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Pontiac, MI Date of birth: 03/22/1924 MILITARY DATA Service: Army of the United States Grade at loss: Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated ID No: O65195 MOS: 81542:   Casualty Date: 11/01/1964  Age at Loss: 40 Location:  Province not reported,  South Vietnam Remains: Body recovered Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright. Casualty Reason: Ground casualty Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar. VIRTUAL WALL ®  www.VirtualWall.org

 

  FUNERAL; Vietnamese Gen Pham Van Dong, Commander of the Siagon area, pins the Nationa Order of Vietnam and the Cross of Gallentry on the coffin of Maj Thomas D Whitlock during the burial service in Siagon, South Viet Nam. Maj Whitlock was killed in the guerrilla attack on the Bien Hoa Airbase last Sun.

   Maj. Thomas Whitlock was the Infantry Unit Commander (Ranger Qual) with 20 Years in the Service.  The Maj. was a graduate of the DLI (Vietnamese LANGUAGE) West Coast Branch, Defense Language Institute, San Francisco, Ca.   http://img.military.com/misc/installations/Base_Content.jsp?id=460 

 Defense Language Institute (DLI) 15 June, 1962 Graduate, Page 12; http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CSI/docs/Gorman/02_Army_1950_72/e_CGSC/01_62_CGSCGraduation.pdf

He was  the C.O. 48th ARVN INFANTRY, ADV Team 88, HQ, MACV ADVISORS. Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army; LTC Whitlock, a native of Pontiac, Michigan, was killed in action in Vietnam 1 November, 1964.  PERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Pontiac, MI. Date of birth: 03/22/1924 MILITARY DATA Service: Army of the United States Grade at loss: Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated ID No: O65195 MOS: 81542:  Casualty Date: 11/01/1964  Age at Loss: 40,  Bien Hoa Base, South Vietnam, Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright. Ground Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar.

Maj. Thomas D Whitlock, MPC

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Your children and family will always remember you and what you sacrificed. Everyone else should know that the persons who read this will know that the "very best" of LTC Thomas D Whitlock lives on in his children. We all trust that you are at peace in God's presence. 

1962 Graduation Program with Maj. Thomas D Whitlock, MPC, US ARMY Command and General Staff College (Officer Course, 15 June, 1962)

http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CSI/docs/Gorman/02_Army_1950_72/e_CGSC/01_62_CGSCGraduation.pdf

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

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  • Non-Incident KIA's www.118ahc.org/otherkias.htmCountry of Casualty: South Vietnam Province of Casualty: 14(Phouc ... others were also killed in the attack. Also killed were Thomas Joseph Hanley, Ronald Thomas O'Keefe, Harry Joseph Sickler and LTC Thomas Daniel Whitlock. .... Major attributing cause: connected with a booby trap. Compliment cause: unknown or not ... (Click on the link to read more)
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  • Barbi Ennis (Otto) Connolly Historical Researcher PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

. Whitlock, Thomas D. Lt. Col. Nov. 1, 1964, Mrs. Zella ..... , Mrs. Zella Fogler Whitlock, wife, 5347 Taney av., Alexandria, Va. 1964

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