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is honored on Panel 61W, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Wished I could've met you

    Posted on 7/13/17 - by Summer Bey
    Hi Uncle Tommy,

    Though we've never met I've heard so much about you and what you meant to our family. My mother, your sister, has shared so many great things about you and at times I tap into who she says you were and who you may have been when I need encouragement, especially around education and business endeavors.

    Though you aren't physically here, I thank you for the impact your life made and still makes on our family.

    With love,
    Your niece, Summer
  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/1/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sergeant Hughes for your leadership and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Thomas Gilbert Hughes, 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
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 6/1/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Thomas, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting our freedoms.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/22/04 - by Robert Sage
    Thomas is buried at Golden Gate Nat Cem.

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit