ORIGINS and HISTORY
Thomas William Carrington was born on November 10, 1948. According to our records Iowa was Carrington's home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Storm Lake listed as the city and Buena Vista County included within the archival record.
Thomas William Carrington had enlisted in the Army. Entered via Selective Service. Served during the Vietnam War. Start of tour or enlistment date was August 24, 1968. Carrington had the rank of Sergeant. Occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantry. Service number was 483547464. Served with 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, E Company.
Carrington experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on August 12, 1969. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Died through hostile action, small arms fire". Incident location: LZ (landing zone) Becky 4 km S of Go Dau Ha, South Vietnam, Tay Ninh province.
REMEMBERED and MEMORIALS
Thomas is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 19w, Line 13.