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is honored on Panel 2W, Line 90 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Great instructor pilot

    Posted on 10/6/17 - by Keith Acheson
    Captain Leo Thomas was an instructor 1967 at Craig AFB. [T-38] He was as strong pilot and strong man. He helped build my character, taught me how to fly fighters and he remains as my no.1 hero. Salute
  • Final Mission of CAPT Leo T. Thomas Jr.

    Posted on 4/9/16 - by
    CAPT Daniel R. Poynor served with the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 7th Air Force in Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. On December 19, 1971, he was the bombardier/navigator of a McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II with pilot CAPT Leo T. Thomas Jr. on a mission over the Plain of Jars in Laos. At a point about five miles north of the city of Ban Na Mai, Thomas' aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. It was not believed that either crewmember survived. Both were listed Killed/Body Not Recovered. The remains of CAPT Thomas and CAPT Poyner were discovered in Laos in 1992, were repatriated to the United States in 1994, and buried at Arlington National Cemetery on July 19, 1995. [Taken from and]
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Robert Sage
    Leo is buried at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown,Ky. There is also a group burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Sure wish i could have met you

    Posted on 11/30/13 - by Nicholas Tarlton Thomas
    I've not learned a lot over the last 20 years. But what I do know just from others words. Is you were a gentelman, outgoing and very honorable. I sure wish I could have met you because I know we would have had some great times.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Leo Tarlton Thomas Jr, 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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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.

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