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is honored on Panel 10W, Line 75 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/16/19 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Thomas Gowers,
    Thank you for your service as a Engineering (Plumber). 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.
  • My wonderful cousin who left to soon

    Posted on 11/11/15 - by Sue dunn
    TAG, that's what we called you, today I wear dogtags in your memory. My heart still is broken and I still cry. You were such a wonderful guy, with a huge heart , a laugh that lit up a room and a smile that touched the core of your heart. I remember the last conversation you and I had when you was on leave. After you telling us you knew you wouldnt come back to us . I wished you could of just gone awol.we had many other coversations but none like that one that stayed with me all my life. I even told you don't go back . I knew some how that last time I hugged you I'd never see you again. Not a day since have I not missed you. It left a hole in the hearts of many when you passed . I look back and remember this young guy that brought joy to the ones that loved you so very much. The jokes , even the prankster that you on veterans day I want to say Thank you for giving up your life to keep us free. I love you cousin, you forever remain in my heart. I'll see you again one day.
  • To my heroic cousin i was never able to meet

    Posted on 11/11/15 - by Sarah Nix
    Thomas growing up as a child I always heard your name mentioned. From my grandmother to my mother. Even to your loving mother my aunt Betty and your loving father my uncle Tommy. I never had the wonderful pleasure of meeting you. But all my life I feel I know you. Before your mom passed I had the great honor of talking with her and sitting down at her house. Your picture hung on the wall. I remember running my fingers across it in tears. You are our hero TAG. You will always be a hero to all of us in this family. My mom and I had a set of dog tags made with your information when you were in NAM. We wear them proudly with great honor and love. Today is Veterans Day TAG. You were so young when you went over. I remember hearing aunt Betty tell me how afraid she was for your safety then. My mom said she remembers the time you returned state side on leave. And the family got to see you one last time. Sadly none of them knew it would be the last. My mom has replayed your statement that day. As many have who heard you say it. It's now a lasting reminder of the fact you knew you weren't coming home. Thank you my heroic cousin for your service and selfless sacrifice. Thank you for the wonderful, loving, smiling, compassionate and warm hearted man you are. For your bravery and honor in defending our freedoms. You are our heart TAG. You are our hero and your memory lives on in our hearts each day. I truly wish I could have had the great pleasure and honor of meeting you my cousin. But I know we will meet again one day in heaven. And when I do I'll proudly stand before you shake your hand. Hug you and salute the hero I've always known since I was a little girl. I'll carry your memory with me always. We miss you TAGGY. We love you so much. Happy Veterns Day to my hero and cousin Thoman Anthony Bowers our TAG. Sleep in peace with our angels my heroic cousin. And I'll see you again someday.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/4/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Thomas Anthony Gowers, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Former Classmate

    Posted on 5/21/14 - by Jack R. Miller Jr.
    Tag and I went to North Central School in Ramsey, Indiana. I believe it was in Junior High that he and I were in the same class. He was a fun loving type of guy that had a Paul Newman grin. He was full of life. I was sad to learn of his passing and consider myself lucky to have known him.
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