TOMMY L CALLIES
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

TOMMY LEON CALLIES

WALL NAME

TOMMY L CALLIES

PANEL / LINE

20W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

05/31/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HOWARD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Miner County

STATE

SD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 2.23.2021
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. Tommy L. Callies, USAFA 1965 - - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2020

The Department of Defense conducted ceremonies at the Pentagon and at Hickam AFB on Friday, 18 September 2020 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,586 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Director (Maj. Gen, USAFR, ret) Kelly McKeague of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) also recorded a separate video message to Gold Star MIA families. Additionally, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) produced a “virtual” event on 18 Sep. Since the 2019 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 1 Vietnam War MIA. Captain Tommy Leon Callies, USAFA 1965, is one of those 1,586 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 8 graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs class of 1965 who is still MIA. The other 7 USAFA Class of 1965 MIAs (rank & name) are: (1) Maj. James Crew; (2) Capt. Harley Hackett; (3) Maj. Peter Hesford; (4) Capt. Albin Lucki; (5) Capt. Paul Raymond; (6) Capt. Victor Smith; and (8) Capt. Gray Warren. There are a total of 41 Air Force Academy graduates unaccounted for in SEA. The USAFA MIAs account for 27% of the 151 graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Pentagon ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766486/defense-officials-recognize-prisoners-war-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Hickam AFB ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766491/admiral-commemorates-prisoners-war-and-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DPAA Director McKeague’s video statement:
https://vimeo.com/454474340

This is the link to the VVMF virtual remembrance: https://www.vvmf.org/POWMIA-2020/
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POSTED ON 10.23.2019
POSTED BY: KR

Captain Tommy L. Callies - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2019

The Department of Defense conducted a ceremony at the Pentagon on Friday, 20 September 2019 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,587 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Since the 2018 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 7 Vietnam War MIAs. Captain Tommy Leon Callies, USAFA 1965, is one of those 1,587 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 2 graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs class of 1965 who is still MIA. The other USAFA Class of 1965 MIA is Maj. James Crew.

This is the link to the DoD story about the ceremony:

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1967474/prisoners-of-war-missing-in-action-remembered-at-pentagon-ceremony/

This is the link to the C-Span video of the ceremony:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?464524-1/pentagon-hosts-national-powmia-recognition-day-ceremony
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POSTED ON 3.25.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Capt Tommy L. Callies - - USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall

Information about MIA Captain Tommy Leon Callies, USAFA 1965,
from the U.S. Air Force Academy Alumni Website is available at this link:

http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=72

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POSTED ON 1.4.2018
POSTED BY: kr

Captain Tommy L. Callies - Update from DPAA (MIA Status)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of Captain Tommy Leon Callies, USAFA Class of 1965, is ACTIVE PURSUIT:

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000KYZ7EAO

As of the latest update from DPAA posted on 11 September 2017, Captain Callies is one of 1,602 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.
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POSTED ON 1.4.2018
POSTED BY: kr

Captain Tommy L. Callies - ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

MIA Captain Tommy Leon Callies has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link:

https://www.abmc.gov/node/511516#.Wk5Pw0xFzIU

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