Thomas Eugene Retzer

Thomas Eugene Retzer

Age: 30
Branch: USN
Rank(s): FN, IC1
Unit(s): NSWC, ST3, NSWDG
Station: Dam Neck, VA

Fallen on: 26 Jun 2003
Location: south of Kabul, Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor and Gold Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ two Gold Stars, Combat Action Ribbon w/ Gold Star, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal w/bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal w/ Bronze Star, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

IC1 Retzer was in a Humvee when several vehicles were ambushed and he was shot. He died of wounds the following day.