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Thomas James Craghead, Jr.

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, Navy

Born: September 28, 1946
Hometown: Covington
Casualty Date: February 4, 1968
Died In: Mekong River

GMG3 Craghead was aboard a boat in the Mekong River when his and three other boats were ambushed. His boat escaped but the one behind did not, so they turned around to help. In doing so, a sniper fatally shot GMG3 Craghead.

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