Thomas Michael Marchand was born on November 19, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island. His parents later moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania. Thomas was one of six children. Thomas graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School in 1965.
Thomas attended both West Chester State College, and the University of Delaware. After graduation, he obtained employment with the US Postal Service at the Paoli Post Office.
Thomas was called into the Army in October, 1968. After basic training, he was sent to Vietnam in May, 1969, serving with the Army’s Air Calvary Division.
PFC Thomas Marchand was Killed In Action on June 12, 1969. His funeral was held on July 24, 1969 at the William A. Ford Funeral Home. High Mass was celebrated at St. Agnes Church, followed by interment at the St. Agnes Cemetery.