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THOMAS EVAN DOUGLAS


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 107 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/9/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear SSGT Thomas Douglas,
    Thank you for your service as an Aircraft Mechanics, Reciprocating. You are still MIA. PLEASE COME HOME.
    We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • 11years and counting

    Posted on 12/15/14
    I was 12 yrs old when I bought my POWMIA bracelet with my souvenir money from a school trip. Seeing as how most of the men in my family have served this country I knew of POWMIA but as each year passes I learn more and more and appreciate my bracelet that much more. every so often someone will ask me what my bracelet is or if it has meaning and although the words are almost completely worn away I recite what my bracelet says and tell the story of a man I don't know but how I'm waiting for him to return home and how he is one of my heroes. My grandpa was supposed to be in Vietnam the same year SSGT Douglas didn't return home so I guess I have faith that all soldiers will in some way come home. I am 23 yrs old now and still checking the internet every month or so hoping to see SSGT Douglas pop up in my search. Not because I want to take my bracelet off but because I want this soldier and all others to be home where they belong whether it be here on earth or in heaven with our father. Daily on my wrist and forever in my heart until the day you return SSGT Douglas!! Thank you and all others that not only serve this beautiful country but that pay the ultimate sacrifice!!! True heroes!!!

    GOD BLESS!!!
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  • Final Mission of CPL Thomas E. Douglas

    Posted on 6/13/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On November 22, 1965, CAPT Francis E. Visconti was the pilot of a UH-34D helicopter "wing" in sections of 2 helicopters each on the 3rd hop that night on a combat mission in South Vietnam. Bad weather forced Visconti's aircraft out to sea about halfway between Chu Lai and Dan Nang, (Quang Ngai province) and he was separated from the rest of the group. Also onboard the aircraft were CAPT Richard A. Miller, CPL Thomas E. Douglas, and CPL Victor J. Pirker, all from the same unit. The helicopter went down and all four Marines were classified Missing in Action. The casualties are listed as battle related, which means the aircraft was probably hit by enemy fire. The U.S. believed that the Vietnamese could have accounted for the four men. There has been no word of any of the crew of the ill-fated chopper since that day. The Vietnamese have denied any knowledge of them. Richard A. Miller and Francis E. Visconti were promoted to the rank of Major, Thomas E. Douglas and Victor J. Pirker to the rank of Staff Sergeant during the period they were maintained missing. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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  • My daddy.. Thomas Evan Douglas

    Posted on 5/14/14 - by Deanna Douglas Zigler
    Even though I was only 1 year old when you left and now almost 49 years later, I think of you everyday and I LOVE YOU !! I will never give up the hope of seeing you one day even if its in heaven. I love you daddy and miss you dearly !!

    Love your daughter,
    Deanna

    ps.. This was the last picture taken the day you left.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/5/14 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas has a military marker in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery.
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