Thomas Wiley Norman, Jr

United States Air Force
24 August 1943 - 13 September 1969
Roper, NC
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USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Thomas Wiley Norman, Jr

Remembered by his squadronmates in the
20th Special Operations Squadron
the Green Hornets.

19 Apr 2002

I was in college with Tommy in the middle 1960's. We both were members of East Carolina University baseball team back then. He was an outstanding pitcher on the team and was a very special person. Tommy had qualities that we all try to emulate. High morals,strong direction as to what is right and wrong in life. I am very proud to say I knew him and know his family is extremely proud of him for his service to his country. Rest in peace, Tommy, and be assured your family and friends will always keep your memory alive. In that way, you are still with us.

From a friend,
Jim Daniels

The Mission

Captains James Cameron and Thomas Norman were passengers in an O-2 aircraft returning from Saigon to Nha Trang when the aircraft was shot down by enemy fire. Both men died in the crash, together with the pilot, Major Mannifred Yates, USAF.

A memorial initiated by a fellow Green Hornet,
Robert Hall 
18 Apr 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)