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Thomas Eugene Fike, Sgt., USAF (KIA)November 01, 1948 – December 04, 1971
Thomas Eugene Fike, Sgt., USAF (KIA)
November 01, 1948 – December 04, 1971
He was a Vietnam War Era casualty on December 4, 1971. ★ He served with honor in the United States Air Force. ★ Remembered by the people of Maryland ★ May his example inspire us to be strong and responsible global citizens. We can do great things. Together
Thomas Eugene Fike was born on November 1, 1948. According to our records Maryland was his home or enlistment state and Garrett County included within the archival record. We have Friendsville listed as the city.
He had enlisted in the Air Force. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. He began his tour on January 9, 1971. He had the rank of Sergeant.
Fike experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on December 4, 1971. Recorded circumstances attributed to: “Died through hostile action, air crash on land”. Incident location: South Vietnam, Gia Dinh province.
Thomas is honored on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 02w, Line 84.
★ Purple Heart★ National Defense Service Medal★ Vietnam Campaign Medal★ Vietnam Service Medal★ Air Force Presidential Unit Citation★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross★ Air Force Good Conduct Medal
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