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is honored on Panel 15W, Line 113 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • More than a cousin.

    Posted on 7/11/14
    Tommy was more than my cousin, since I was the oldest child in my family, I had no older brothers. I can remember pestering Tommy when he worked for my Grandpa. I was truly sad when I heard he had been killed, I felt like he was my big brother.
  • my father

    Posted on 7/9/14 - by shawn f. cross
    in great admiration i love and adore you ,miss you more than you could imagine
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Thomas John Cross, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/11/10 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas is buried at Richard Dale Cemetery, Bevier, MO. BSM-OLC PH
  • My Cousin Tommy

    Posted on 10/23/10 - by Cindi Grim
    My Uncle John and Aunt Beulah received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for Tommy in a ceremony at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri on July 18, 1970. Years later, those medals were lost in a fire that destroyed their farm home north of Bevier.brbrOn April 15, 2000, his daughter, Melissa Basler, was reissued those medals at a special ceremony at the Macon County, Missouri courthouse. Melissa was only seven months old at the time of his death. At the ceremony, Daniel Crouch, commander of Company 110th Engineer Battalion of the National Guard, read the remarks made at the original ceremony at Fort Leonard Wood...brbr
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The Wall of Faces

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