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#1 FreeBird

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

Sadly 4 APR 08 will mark 40 years since SSGT Thomas disappeared in South Vietnam.

http://www.geocities...nd/6350/mia.htm

Take a minute to remember all those that were called, served, but didn't make it home.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.''

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Apr 2 2008, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sadly 4 APR 08 will mark 40 years since SSGT Thomas disappeared in South Vietnam.

http://www.geocities...nd/6350/mia.htm

Take a minute to remember all those that were called, served, but didn't make it home.


Freebird, did you know him? If not, how did you find out about this? I think it's great he's being remembered. wub.gif

#3 FreeBird

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:54 AM

I've worn his MIA bracelet since the mid-eighties. I don't know him - back when I was in college, I "sent off" for a bracelet and SSGT Thomas' name came to me. I wore one briefly for a MIA during Gulf War I and also have one for a local man, Josh Dingler, who was killed in Iraq 15 Aug 05.

Remembering other's sacrifices helps me keep a proper prospective on my own life.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.''

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:00 AM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Apr 3 2008, 06:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Remembering other's sacrifices helps me keep a proper prospective on my own life.



We will never forget that some gave all to secure our freedom.

May the spirit of SSGT Thomas rest in honor and peace.




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are not men as honest as himself who may differ from him in political principles.


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#5 SeaShell

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Apr 3 2008, 06:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've worn his MIA bracelet since the mid-eighties. I don't know him - back when I was in college, I "sent off" for a bracelet and SSGT Thomas' name came to me. I wore one briefly for a MIA during Gulf War I and also have one for a local man, Josh Dingler, who was killed in Iraq 15 Aug 05.

Remembering other's sacrifices helps me keep a proper prospective on my own life.



That's good that you do that. I know Josh's Mom and Dad would be happy to know he is still remembered. One of the sad aspects of losing a child is that you are afraid they will just be forgotten.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:02 AM

SSGT Thomas celebrates his 70th birthday today, October 10/27.


"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.''

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