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THOMAS MARTIN HOFFMANN
 

Jerry  Buchanan
Thinking of you and the other 3 Marines that died that day. Although, it has been 46 years I will never forget your sacrifice.
May 19, 2015


JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ITS SON.
May 19, 2014


manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!


May 19, 2007


william [diddle] ireland
mapa@coastalnet.com
fellow marine
5853 Lowland Rd.
Lowland, NC 28552 USA
I HAVE FOUGHT WITH MY MIND FOR A LONG TIME ON TRYING TO REMEMBER NAMES OF FELLOW MARINES THAT I KNEW IN THE RVN, AND FINALLY I THINK I HAVE FOUND THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN ON MY MIND THE MOST. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT YOUR LAST NAME WAS HOFFMAN, AND I'M STILL NOT 100% CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE THE ONE I KNEW. I TRULY AND DEARLY HOPE SO. THERE ARE SO MANY MEMORIES OF THE WAR THAT HAUNT ME EVERY DAY.
Monday, January 11, 1999


Jack Newell
jackson97@comcast.net


Saturday, December 6, 2003


Jack Newell
jackson97@comcat.net
Brother Viet Vet
A native Philadelphian, Hoffman graduated from Jules E. Mastbaum High School in 1967 and joined the Marine Corps in May 1968. He was sent to Vietnam in November of that year. The 20-year-old lance corporal, a radio operator with Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, died on May 19, 1969, during a mortar attack northwest of Can Lo, Quang Tri Province. He was survived by his mother, a brother and sister. Thomas lived on Leconey Avenue, in Palmyra, New Jersey Source: Philadelphia Daily News 10/26/1987
Saturday, December 06, 2003


Brian Sweeney
Fellow A Company 1/3 Marines vet
Played Back Alley bridge with LCPL Whaley and Hoffman many times during the days we were rained in during Operation Taylor Common. God bless you both
Monday, May 19, 2003


Jerry Buchanan
Buchananusps@aol.com
Was in his platoon
Still fresh in my mind the day you, LT Cockerl, SGT. Scorsone, and LCPL Whaley were killed by incoming mortars. Why they left us on that hill for so long is beyond me. We were on the move the first 2 weeks of May and then we set up camp on top of that hill. The enemy had plenty of time to plan the attack. The foxhole you guys were in took a direct hit. Whaley was asleep about ten feet from the foxhole. I remember looking over and seeing the 4 of you alive one minute and dead the next. On November 11, 2002, I will be visiting the "Wall" and will talk to you then. God Bless Jerry Buchanan
Saturday, October 26, 2002

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