Thank You and Remembering
I visited the traveling wall today in Knoxville,TN where I now live. I remember you visiting me,just before you left, and asking me to be your Guardian Angel. I guess I didn't do a very good job. Tommy, I think of you often and say a little pray for you(as I did today). I am so thankful for what you did and gave up for our country, for me, for my children and for generations to come.
Please know your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
May God Bless your soul.
Your friend and school mate at Liberty Township High School.
Eileen Henderlong Wells
Remembering An American Hero
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
WE REMEMBER YOU
Remembered 45 years later and always
Today, my wife and I visited the Vietnam Memorial while in Washington DC. Beforehand, I called my dad, Lloyd Sturgeon, Sr who also served in Vietnam, to ask if we could find any names to trace to bring home for him. The name he gave us was Thomas Manning. After 45 years, this dear friend that was lost in war is still thought of and remembered for his sacrifice. We just wanted to let you know that we paid our respects to Thomas today. We are thankful for his service to our country, and that there will be one Vietnam Vet originally from IN, now residing in Killeen, TX, who has never forgotten his friend Thomas that will cherish the photos and the tracing of the name of his friend that we will bring home to him. God bless your family.