CPT Thomas A Hawkes was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/27/1997 at the age of 53.2
Layton, UT
Flight Class 68-6
Date of Birth 09/27/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 498 MED CO in 68
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF 54
This information was provided by Dave Grieger, SSN deceased search

More detail on this person: Tom was in my flight class, 68-6 -- CPT, MSC ... He was transporting patients when his a/c was hit w/ '51 Cal' north of Chu Lai and went down in flames. He got out of the a/c by going through the wind screen -- of all the pax's and crew ( I think ) only 2 survived ?? Tom got burned bad. I ran into him at Wolter's at the hospital where he was training to be a real doctor - '69 thru past '72. He died as a result of the combat action injuries. Normal Army Aviator -- 8 kids !!! Mormon faith, I recall.

From: Dave Grieger

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