DANIEL W THOMAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

DANIEL WAYNE THOMAS

WALL NAME

DANIEL W THOMAS

PANEL / LINE

3W/102

DATE OF BIRTH

09/04/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/06/1971

HOME OF RECORD

DANBURY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Woodbury County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DANIEL WAYNE THOMAS
POSTED ON 7.6.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

1LT Thomas, You are remembered. You were the pilot of OV-10A 67-14634 on that ill-fated flight.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2018
POSTED BY: Pedro L Jimenez

Memorial Day Pie's

Memorial Day Pie's
I work for NBCUniversal in New Jersey and today in order to honor the Vet's on memorial day weekend, the veterans network was giving out free pies with the names of fallen or missing vets from New Jersey. I just want to say how proud I am to have gotten your name and I have enjoyed reading what your friends and family have posted. May God keep you in his glory.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CAPT Daniel W. Thomas

Final Mission of CAPT Daniel W. Thomas
CAPT Daniel W. Thomas was a Nail Forward Air Controller assigned to the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand. On July 6, 1971, he and CAPT Donald G. "Butch" Carr (U.S. Army) took off in OV-10A (#67-14634) for an orientation flight for CAPT Carr over southern Laos to study sites for cross border infiltration and intelligence operations 20 miles east of Muang Fandeng. At 1530 hours, Thomas radioed to the Army support facility that he was in his target area, but that he was unable to observe because of weather conditions. This was his last known radio contact. Thomas and Carr were due to depart the area at 1700 hours, and should have radioed then. A ground reconnaissance team later reported hearing an impact or explosion at 1600 hours on July 6 in their vicinity, but they did not report seeing the aircraft. Search efforts were conducted through July 10, with no results. A source reported that in early July 1971, he had seen an American POW in that area. The source learned from a guard that the POW was a pilot of an OV-10 that had been downed a week prior. This information was thought to possibly correlate to either Carr or Thomas. Carr and Thomas became two of nearly 600 Americans who disappeared in Laos during the Vietnam War. At the time of his loss, CAPT Thomas had served 118 days in combat. He was from Danbury, New Jersey. He was 33 and single when he was lost. [Taken from pownework.org and fac-assoc.org]
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POSTED ON 7.26.2015
POSTED BY: Mike Whorton

Brother Warrior

Dan,
I served with you in 1971 at NKP. I was a fellow pilot and was there when you were lost. You were a "Brother Warrior" and you are not forgotten. I still remember you, think of you often and say your name.
Mike Whorton
NAIL 30, 1971
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POSTED ON 6.6.2014
POSTED BY: Cathy

Remembering

I wore your bracelet for years back in the 70's and prayed for you to be found. I was surprised when I saw your picture today as you look just like I had pictured you all those years ago. So proud to have worn your name on my wrist - thank you for your service to our country! God Bless you and God Bless the USA!!
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