1LT Thomas E. Dougherty was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/06/2008 at the age of 59.2 from Heart attack
Highlands, NJ
Flight Class 72-8
Date of Birth 11/04/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with F/8 CAV in 72-73
This information was provided by Greg Dunne

More detail on this person: 1LT Tom Dougherty entered the ARMY after graduating from Seton Hall University in 1970. He attended the Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, Ga. prior to graduating from Rotary Wing Fight Training at Ft. Rucker, Alabama in March, 1972. He served as an OH-6 pilot with F/8th in Viet Nam. Upon returning home, Tom continued his Federal Service as a Secret Service Agent until his retirement.

survivors: Tom is survived by his loving wife Barbara, a son and a daughter. While originaly from New Jersey, I believe they reside in Vienna, Virginia. Tom was a loving husband and father, a skillful pilot and a good friend.

From: Major Greg Dunne (MSC, RET) <> DOUGHERTY Thomas Dougherty, 59, Secret Service agent OBITUARY Thomas Edward Dougherty, 59, of Highlands, N.J., husband of Barbara Fleming Dougherty and formerly of Lincroft, died Sunday, Jan. 6. The friends and family of Thomas E. Dougherty are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Highlands, N.J. Prayers of final commendation and farewell will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Friends may call at the Middletown Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Tom was a member of the Pershing Rifles. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, and was awarded the Bronze Star. A retired U.S. Secret Service agent, he was currently assistant special agent in charge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tom was an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and belonged to the Vince Lombardi Chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Leona Dougherty, and his son, Thomas Dougherty III in 2007. Tom is survived by his wife, Barbara; their daughter, Katie Dougherty of St. Paul, Minn.; their son and daughter-in-law, James and Anne Dougherty of St. Paul, Minn.; their daughter-in-law, Andie Dougherty of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; their grandchildren, Seamus, Finn and Mary Jeanne Dougherty of St. Paul, Minn., and Connor Dougherty of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; his sister and brother-in-law, Marion and John Dougherty of Bristol, Va.; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Elizabeth Dougherty of Denville, N.J., and his brother and sister-in-law, John and Maureen Dougherty of Clark, N.J. Tom is also loved and will be missed by many friends and family members. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to "The Connor Dougherty Education Fund," c/o The Dougherty Family, 2118 James Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105.

Burial information: Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemeter

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