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Thomas (Butch) G. Fanning



Date of Birth:

Date of Death:

February 21, 1943

May 6, 1967

Place of Death:


Cemetery Location:

Grave site:

Quang Tin province, South Vietnam

Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park

Seattle, WA

Not Listed


Name Thomas Garret Fanning
From King County, Washington
Born February 21, 1943
Death May 6, 1967
War Vietnam War
Rank Sergeant
Specialty Light Weapons Infantry
Branch US Army
Group 25th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, A Company
Cause Hostile, Killed in Action
Location South Vietnam, Quang Tin province
Awarded Purple Heart

Thomas Garret Fanning was born on February 21, 1943. According to our records Washington was his home or enlistment state and King County included within the archival record. We have Seattle listed as the city.

He had enlisted in the United States Army. Entered the service via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. He began his tour on January 4, 1966. Fanning had the rank of Sergeant. His military occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantry. Service number assignment was 19788979. Attached to 25th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, A Company.

During his service in the Vietnam War, Army Sergeant Fanning experienced a traumatic event which ultimately resulted in loss of life on May 6, 1967. Recorded circumstances attributed to: Died through hostile action, small arms fire. Incident location: South Vietnam, Quang Tin province.

Thomas Garret Fanning is buried or memorialized at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington.
Thomas is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 19e, Line 49.

• Purple Heart
• Combat Infantryman Badge
• Marksmanship Badge
• National Defense Service Medal
• Vietnam Campaign Medal
• Vietnam Service Medal
• Army Presidential Unit Citation
• Vietnam Gallantry Cross
• Army Good Conduct Medal

Thomas G. Fanning's military awards include: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksmanship Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and Army Good Conduct Medal.

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