Wright, Thomas Thawson, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555D-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1968-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1962 - 1968
Colonel

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gary, Indiana
Last Address
Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 057

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 Unit Assignments
14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron432nd Tactical Reconnaissance WingUS Air Force
  1967-1968, 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1967-1968, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1979, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
  1968-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1967-1968, RF-4C Phantom II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He and his pilot, Col. (then Maj.) Gilbert S. Palmer Jr., were shot down during an unarmed photo-recon mission. The crash site in Laos near the North VietNam border was not found until 1999. Some of Col. Palmer's remains were found but it can not be learned at this time if some of Col. Wright's were as well. 
He was promoted to colonel while in MIA status. He is memorialized in Arlington and in Court A of the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
 
   
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