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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Baumgardner

Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Edison

Date of Birth: 23 December 1950

Date of Death: 07 June 1971

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Thomas Edison Baumgardner, Jr.

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Thomas Edison Baumgardner, Jr.

Specialist Four, U.S. Army

Thomas Edison Baumgardner, Jr. was born on 23 December 1950 in Fort Worth, TX.

On 7 June 1971, SP4 Thomas Edison Baumgardner, Jr. was serving as an infantryman with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, SP4 Baumgardner was killed in action by an explosive device.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Thomas Edison Baumgardner, Jr. is inscribed on Panel 03W Line 069 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

Specialist Four Baumgardner died on 7 June 1971 in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. He is buried at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville, Tarrant County, TX.

Honoree ID: 3419   Created by: MHOH




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