Thomas Gartland

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 11
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 55 / 11
Date of Birth: 02-Oct-1949
Neighborhood: Center City
High School: Roman Catholic High School
Street: Cherry Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 05-May-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Gartland attended Roman Catholic High School and Verona (N.J.) High School before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1967. The lance corporal was sent to Vietnam in March 1968, where he was a driver in the Headquarters and Service Company of the 3rd Amphibious Tractor Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He died in Quang Nam Province on May 5, 1968, at the age of 18. Survivors included his father, two brothers and two sisters.