Brooks, Thomas Boggs, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1951-1952, 111X, USS No Name (LST-561)
Service Years
1943 - 1952
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chester, SC
Last Address
MT Washington, MD

Casualty Date
Mar 03, 1952
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Sea of Japan
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8 (cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Korean War Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Duty Stations
Surface Vessels USS No Name
  1951-1952, 111X, USS No Name (LST-561)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1952-1952 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Presbyterian College
  1938-1941, Presbyterian College1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 12, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LST Division 12 was comprised of 5 LSTs. Commander Brooks was  Commander of Div 12. Commander Brooks and his staff would shift from ship to ship depending on location and what actions were going on.  Commander Brooks and his staff had been aboard our LST 692 for a long period of time. On the morning of of his death Commander Brooks and about 10 others had just moved his command and staff from LST 692 to LST 551. LST 561 had jsut arrived on site to relieve the LST 692. The LST 692 immediately set sail from the West coast of Korea back to Japan for a well earned rest. Only about an hour after leaving the scene LST 692 got the message that the small boat with Commander Brooks and all personnel were missing. Commander Brooks, and about 12 others got into a small boat (LCVP) on that morning and went on a search mission around an island, they were never heard from them again. Debris were found from the small boat, but no bodies. He was decalred Killed in Action while engaged with the enemy in Korea on March 2, 1952. His remains were not recovered.
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