CAFFERTY THOMAS S

WO1 Thomas "Tom" S. Cafferty was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/03/2003 at the age of 56.0 from Cancer
Woburn, MA
Flight Classes 68-11 and 68-17
Date of Birth 08/26/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 114 AHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Michael G Hilliard

More detail on this person: After three battle with cancer.Thomas S. Cafferty, 56, of Woburn, MA, died Sept. 3 in his home after a three-year battle with cancer. Cafferty was born in Stillwater, MN, the son of the late Donald L. and Hazle L. Cafferty. He was raised and educated in Stillwater, and graduated from Stillwater High School. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and attained his master's degree in business from Leslie College in Cambridge, MA. He served as a helicopter pilot with the Army and was honorably discharged as a chief warrant officer. Cafferty flew with the 114th Assault Helicopter Company in 1968-69. Cafferty graduated from flight school with Class 68-11. Cafferty was decorated with the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for Valor. He retired in 2002 as a result of his illness, after 21 years of service as a logistician manager at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA. He worked installing radar systems in many parts of the United States, Germany and Belgium. In earlier years, he flew helicopters for the Canadian Park Service in Baanf.

From: an obituary in the September/October 2003 VHPA Newsletter

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