THOMAS JACOB TORRINGTON
Born on July 8, 1948
From CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND
Casualty was on Jan. 31, 1968
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
36E - - Line 40
(we called him TJ) was my section leader (guns) when I arrived in
the Nam 10/67. My first firefight was a day later, and at that time
I found out that TJ was a "Marine's" Marine. We were on
patrol walking through a cemetary and came under heavy enemy fire.
Everyone hit the deck, then TJ (with M-60 machinegun in hand) stood
up and started charging the enemy position (we followed).
was a natural leader, and one of the bravest Marines I ever saw.
Until the time God took TJ to be with him, TJ was the same brave
Marine on all operations. TJ was killed on "The Alamo."
After TJ died I became section leader, and found out just how hard
TJ`s job was. It was an honor to have known Thomas J. Torrington.
He is missed, and will never be forgotten. Semper Fi, Marine.
Leader (Guns) India 3/5, 1967-1968
Cpl. Rodney S. Johnson (Bones)
were in Boot Camp together
remember Tom from platoon 1002 at PI. He was the classic recruiting
poster Marine. I am proud to have known him for a few months as we
went thru Parris Island. I cherish his memory. Vincent R.
Tommy, I was speaking with a fellow school mate from St. Peter &
Pauls yesterday and we were reminiscing about the good old days. We
were in Ron's class of '61. He mentioned your name and said he had
visited you at The Wall. I just wanted to let you know that your fellow
soldiers will always remember you. You will never be forgotten.
Long Binh '70
School Mate and Fellow Marine
ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART. You are one of America's Finest and Bravest
Sons. It is a lifetime honor for me to call you my friend and fellow
Marine. I think of and pray for you every day of my life. God Bless
and Keep You. Your Buddy, Floyd Dawson, USMC