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ROY TOM TABLER


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 106 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • In Memory - from the Ashley County Register

    Posted on 12/1/17 - by Mary DeWitt
    U. S. Air Force Captain Roy Tom Tabler, 31, of Crossett was the last Ashley County casualty in the Vietnam War. Born October 20, 1941, he was killed on December 27, 1972, in North Vietnam as a result of "hostile action which led to an airplane crash over land." He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Pendergrass of Crossett. Capt. Tabler, a native of Dequeen, was a crew member on a B-52 which was returning from a bombing mission over North Vietnam when it crashed on the runway of the base in Thailand.

    Capt. Tabler's wife was the former Jolene Pendergrass, and they had two sons, Scott and Steve. He had been stationed at Wendover Air Force Base in Springfield, Massachusetts, before going to Vietnam. His name is listed on The Wall at Panel 01W, Line 106
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  • Unexpected Hero

    Posted on 4/27/16 - by James Robert Norwood jrnorwood41@gmail.com
    He was Roy Tom when we were high school classmates in DeQueen Arkansas and while we roomed together during our freshman year at the University of Arkansas. He didn't run with the "popular" crowd and stayed pretty much to himself.

    But then a quiet hero began to emerge. Roy Tom graduated Arkansas as an AFROTC Second Lieutenant, trained to navigate and flew as same on B52's, and was promoted to Captain.

    Details of his death are elusive, but the hometown rumor is that his B52 was hit with a SAM missile which killed the pilot and copilot. The story continues that Roy Tom continued to fly the aircraft, bailed out the remaining crew and died while attempting to land the plane at a US airbase.

    True - don't know. Fact - a quiet hometown boy chose to serve and died a hero.

    God speed, Roy Tom.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/1/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Roy Tom Tabler, 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
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/8/11 - by
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/8/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Roy is buried at Ben Lomond Cemetery, Ben Lomond, Sevier County,AR.
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