CARRELL THOMAS R

MAJ Thomas R. Carrell was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/30/2019 at the age of 77.1 from Lung cancer
Lawrenceburg, IN
Flight Classes 66-17 and 66-19
Date of Birth 08/06/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 170 AHC in 67, 57 AHC in 67-68, OH-6A NETT in 70-71
Call signs in Vietnam BIKINI, GLADIATOR, SUPERBEE
This information was provided by Wife, Mary

More detail on this person: Death of Tom Carrell From: darrell11@charter.net To: mglaw@earthlink.net Subject: Death of Tom Carrell Date: Sep 5, 2019 8:52 PM Mike, You probably have this already, but just to make sure. Darrell Carrell, Thomas Ray Dates in the 57th - 67-68 Rank - MOS - Major - Pilot Birth Date: 04 August 1942 Salina, KS DAT Date: 30 August 2019 Hidden Valley Lake, IN Additional Information - Obituary Thomas (Tom) Ray Carrell, 77, of Hidden Valley Lake, Indiana passed away after a short battle with lung cancer on the evening of August 30, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Tom was born on August 4, 1942 in Salina, Kansas to Virgil Ray and Mary Elizabeth (Lockwood) Carrell. He married Mary Lou Tribble on December 24, 1964 in Fort Scott, Kansas. After graduating from Limestone High School, Limestone, Maine in 1960, he joined the US Navy where he served until 1963 as a dental technician. In 1964 Tom enlisted in the US Army where he served for 18 years. During this time he completed two tours in Viet Nam. From 1967-1968 he had the honor of serving with the 170th Assault Helicopter Company and the 57th AHC flying MAC V/SOG missions and from 1970-1971 he was an in country instructor pilot for the OH6 helicopter. From 1971 to 1978 he served with the Field Artillery working with Pershing Missiles. In 1978 he returned to his love of flying helicopters until his retirement in 1981. During his time in the military he graduated from Cameron University, Lawton, OK with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Military Science. After retiring from the military in 1981, Tom became an electronic tech and began a career working for Aladdin's Castle/NAMCO Cyber-entertainment where he rose to the level of National Field Operations Manager. After a second retirement he became a local small business owner until his final retirement in 2003. Tom then spent his time working various part-time jobs, riding his motorcycle and being a wood turner. Tom was a member of the Special Operations Association, Special Operations Association Riders, Viet Nam Helicopter Pilots Association, 170th Assault Helicopter Company, American Legion, and the Southeast Indiana Wood Turner's Guild. He was also a member and very involved with the Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Ray Carrell and his mother Mary Elizabeth (Lockwood) Carrell. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (Tribble) Carrell, daughter Michelle L. (Chuck) Cranfield, son David R. Carrell, granddaughter Meghan M. (fiancÚ Mitch Anderson) Cranfield, grandson Joshua M. Carrell, sister Nancy J. (Harlan) Weitzenkamp, brother James M. (Gina Ledbetter) Carrell and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church,Bright, Indiana. An additional visitation from 9am to 10am at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at noon, graveside at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 MSH North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana 47250, Pastor Bob Cannon officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Special Operations Association Foundation www.soafoundation.net or PO BOX 335461, North Las Vegas, NV 89033 phone - 702-523-8429. To send flowers to the family of Thomas Carrell, please visit Tribute Store. https://www.fitchdenney.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=7093212 Passing of a Gladiator From: Sam Moore To: Gladiator Roster From: Sam Moore Subject: Passing of a Gladiator Date: Aug 31, 2019 7:20 PM I received the following and am notifying everyone of the passing of a fellow Gladiator. Tom was a pilot with the 57th in 67-68. It is with much sorrow that I pass along the following information. I just received a call from Mary Carrell, Tom's wife, and she informed me that Tom passed away last night. Tom was with family in his home at the time of his death. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, September 7, 2019; exact time and place to be determined. I will pass on information as soon as it becomes available to me. Please put Mary and the Carrell family in your prayers. REST IN PEACE, Brother Tom!!! Sam Moore, Keeper of the Roster Updated 4 Sep from Sam Moore Details for Tom Carrell Funeral... David Carrell Arrangements for my dads funeral have been made and are as follows: 09/13/19 6pm-8pm visitation Dearborn Hills United Methodist 25365 State Line Rd Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 09/14/19 9am-10am visitation Dearborn Hills United Methodist 09/14/19 noon funeral Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1415 Msh North Gate Rd Madison, IN 47250 In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Special Operations Association Foundation www.soafoundation.net Or POBox 335461 N. Las Vegas NV 89033 (702) 524-8429

Burial information: Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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