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Lt. Thomas A. Robson: 1945 - May 3, 1969

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03/07/16 11:35 AM #9    

John (Johnny) Odell

Thank you, Hinda, for sharing this story.   I did not know Tommy well, but I remember his face and it is good for us to fill the gaps in our shared history.  Stay well.

03/07/16 12:52 PM #10    

James R. Irwin

Rest in peace, Tommy. Many remember you as a fine student and good man.


03/07/16 01:10 PM #11    

Joyce Chiles (Hines)

Hinda, I too want to thank you for your story. As a grandmother of a young Civil Air Patrol Airman (he will be 13 this month), I was deeply moved by the sacrifice made by a member of our class. I am sad but proud of the life choices made by Tom. All those who chose to serve and their families are very special people indeed. 

03/07/16 06:00 PM #12    

Hinda Kanter (Greenberg)

Hop asked where Tommy died. It's been so long I honestly don't remember, but he's buried at Sunset Memorial in San Antonio.

03/07/16 07:55 PM #13    

James R. Irwin

Tommy died near Webster AFB, AZ (Phoenix) in the crash of a T-38 trainer flown by a Capt. who was the pilot. Tommy was the student pilot.

It was reported in the local papers and can be found on line.

Tommy is buried at Sunset Memorial Park on the Austin Highway.  

I guess Tommy is our casualty of the Viet Nam conflict. At the time, I was serving in the USAF at Yokota AFB, Japan. 

03/07/16 08:01 PM #14    

James R. Irwin

Sorry, that was near Williams AFB,AZ on, Saturday, May 3, 1969.  You can find the headstone on line at Sunset Memorial Park- findagrave.

03/08/16 08:42 AM #15    

Hinda Kanter (Greenberg)

James, thanks for the correction. It was so long ago, I had it in my mind that it was For Sam. Also, when Tommy died we were told he was the pilot instructor. Thanks so much for setting things straight!!

03/08/16 10:29 AM #16    

John Osborne

I remember Tommy from grade school. He was a good guy with a big smile. He has been gone a long time but still not forgotten. We will all be gone someday so let us live our lives accordingly. God bless you Tommy. Rest in peace and rise in glory. John

03/08/16 12:10 PM #17    

Joyce Chiles (Hines)

Thank you for showing Tom's memorial at Sunset Memorial Park. My husband and I will be buried there someday and it is wonderful to know that we will be sharing a cemetary with a hero. My husband Jerry ( a granduate of Jefferson High) flew helicopters in Viet Nam. I am so very proud of those who served our Country.

03/09/16 08:14 AM #18    

Joe Gibbens

I remember Tommy as a joyful guy always enjoying everything he did.  He made my transition to S.A. in 7th grade easier and he made my high school years more enjoyable.  With his personality I could see him joining the A.F. to be a pilot.  I'm sorry he passed in such a tragedy at a time that I was contemplating coming home and beginning my life as a civilian. 

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