Thomas O. Harper

Date of Birth: 12/23/1946
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: Overbrook High School
Street: Edgewood St.
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 12/06/1967
Province of Casualty: Bien Hoa
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 12
Panel Row: 17

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Harper studied accounting at North Carolina State University for two years and returned to Philadelphia to take courses at Temple University. The 1964 Overbrook High School graduate enjoyed cross-country running and listening to jazz records. He was drafted into the Army in February 1967 while at Temple, and was sent to Vietnam that July and assigned to Company A of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 199th infantry Brigade. The private first class, a light weapons infantryman and assistant machine-gunner, died in Bien Hoa Province on Dec. 6, 1967, about two weeks before his 21st birthday. He was survived by his parents and a sister.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial