Tommy Emerson GistMajor
14TH TAC RECON SQDN, 432ND TAC RECON WING, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
29 October 1939 - 30 May 1974
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The database page for Tommy Emerson Gist
Uncle Tommy, You are thought of every day and will always be remembered. We love you and miss you and hope one day you will return home to us. You are never forgotten.
From his niece,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 18 May 1968 an RF-4C (serial 66-0442) was shot down while conducting a reconnaissance flight near Dong Hoi in southern North Vietnam. The two crewmen, Captain Terry J. Uyeyama of Leonia, NJ, and Captain Tommy E. Gist of Durant, OK, were classed as Missing in Action.
Almost five years later, on 14 March 1973, Captain Uyeyama was released during Operation Homecoming. Captain Gist did not come home - he apparently had been killed in the incident. On 30 May 1974 the Secretary of the Air Force approved a Presumptive Finding of Death for Gist, who had been promoted to Major. His remains have not been repatriated.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Nov 2007
Last updated 11/14/2007