Thomas MooreChief Master Sergeant
6250TH CE SQDN, 6250TH CBT SPT GRP, 13TH AF
United States Air Force
09 December 1929 - 31 December 1965
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 Jan 2007
Well, another year has passed. For both you and I. Christmas holidays have gone and my birthday too.
Soon your first great-grandson and namesake will turn 7 and is learning more and more about you and what happened to his great grandpa.
We are closer than ever in your case with a big excavation that has been done on one site in Oct/Nov 06, and the second one scheduled for the March/April 2007 time frame. I am so praying that this time the ground will yield what the family so long has be yearning for.
This war left many families without fathers and husbands and sons.
The POW MIA issue left many answers to our unaccounted for men and tore families apart from the closeness of a loving family which went after those answers from those who can make it happen.
With all my love,
Sending their love, Debi, Teresa (Teri)
Tyler meets Great Grandpa
Chief Master Sergeants Sam Adams, Tom Moore, and Charles Dusing
Dearest Daddy, on this the eleventh anniversary of your adoring wife and OUR mother's death, Terri and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how much we value the teachings that Momma gave us in regards to the respect for you and Charlie and Samuel. We too love you, Daddy, and we miss you and Momma but are at least at peace knowing that you two were finally able to be together again.
08 Aug 2007
I'm sorry for everything. I know that where you and Momma are you understand. Mistakes are made and lessons learned. I wish you and Momma were here so I could have spoken to you about mine. But throughout it all I have always known and will always know that both of your love is ever lasting and without question or conditions. I miss you both. Perhaps one day there will be a place to set a flower on but until then the good fight continues. You have a mighty warrior(s) in your corner to get answers and the end to the nightmare. I'm sorry I am not as strong but I am just as always, Peanut...
I miss you, Daddy, tell Momma I said Hi...
Placed by his daughter,
Debra Jo Moore
Baton Rouge, La
Daddy loved making everyone happy, In my mind's eye I can remember him lighting up everyone's day with a hug or simply keeping us girls from getting a spanking. He was the protector, the provider, Santa and of course our everyday hero, to us kids he was fearless.
In our minds, he was strong and so brave, and absolutely sure that he would come home. Because if he said he was coming back, that made it fact - we all knew he was coming back. He always told the truth - but unfortunately, we do not always control our own destiny.
He was my Dad, but he was sweet (we likened him to Santa), polite, kind, dedicated - to being a good Dad, a good husband, a good Uncle. I have never met anyone like him - but wouldn't think I would - since your Dad is one of a kind. He had to have been a one of a kind husband - my Mom waited for him for 30 years before joining him in Heaven.
So, 42 years (going on 43) later, we continue to pay tribute to him with a memorial, there isn't any wrong in that - just sad in its own way.
His family remembers him in their own way, memorializes him in their own way, and misses him in their own way.
This wall has made it possible for so many to have a place to visit, to lay a wreath, a flower, a token and for that we all give our Thanks.
From his daughter,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn Saturday, 30 October 1965, four friends - SSgt Samuel Adams, SSgt Charles G. Dusing, TSgt Jasper N. Page and TSgt Thomas Moore - departed Tan Son Nhut Airbase in an Army UH1B helicopter bound for the resort city of Vung Tau and a weekend of swimming in the South China Sea. They arrived at Vung Tau about 10 AM, rented a beach cottage, and spent the remainder of the day and the next morning enjoying the beach. In the early afternoon Samuel Adams placed a call to Tan Son Nhut Airbase to confirm their return flight and was informed that no aircraft was available. The four men began thinking of ways to return to Saigon.
They were able to arrange for a lift with an older Vietnamese lady who agreed that her driver could take them to Tan Son Nhut after dropping her off at her home. At about 1630 they departed Vung Tau, heading toward Saigon on Route 15. After dropping off the older lady, they continued toward Saigon. However, about a mile northwest of Thai Thien the truck was halted at a roadblock and the four Americans captured by Viet Cong.
The VC disarmed and tied their captives and marched them into the jungle. Two days later, Page and Adams were able to escape. Adams was recaptured at once, and apparently wounded as well. Page was able to evade recapture and by 4 November had made his way to the Tam An Special Forces Camp. Search and rescue efforts were begun immediately but to no avail - the other three men could not be located.
Based on Page's report that his three friends were alive in captivity when last seen, Adams, Dusing, and Moore were classed as prisoners of war and were continued in that status for the next 7-1/2 years.
As part of the 1973 Geneva agreements, the North Vietnamese provided a listing of those prisoners who had died while in captivity. The list included Adams, Dusing, and Moore with dates of death in December 1965. Their remains have never 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 10 Feb 1999
Last updated 08/10/2009