Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Event – Toledo, OH

Last week “they” held a Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Event here in Northwest Ohio.  The feature of the event was the 80% scale ‘traveling wall.’  One of those on the Wall is Tom Widerquist.

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Tom was a member of our pilot training class, Class 71-07 at Randolph AFB, TX.  We graduated in April 1971 and Tom was killed on 3 May 1972 at An Loc, South Vietnam.













Lest we forget….


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4 Responses to Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Event – Toledo, OH

  1. Cheeta17 says:

    Well done. Thanks. Fred

    (From Fred Drake, Class 71-07)

  2. Cheeta17 says:

    Thank you Bob: lest we forget…

    (From Ken McGraw, Class 71-07)

  3. Cheeta17 says:

    It seems like only yesterday that Tom moved in to the apartment next to me at the Randolph BOQ. He was the consumate gentleman and a good friend. It warms my heart that you were able to honor him.
    Thanks Bob

    (From Bob Klein, Class 71-07)

  4. Cheeta17 says:

    Of course, I didn’t know Tom, but I look at the picture and wonder if we were really that young. There is a picture of me around here somewhere in one of those cotton flight suits and with a little hair.

    I went to the wall once many years ago and I couldn’t really get close to it. I don’t really know why. Some years later I read a book titled Fooled by Randomness The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and in Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I guess I’m not so fooled by randomness anymore. It’s a good book.

    (From Jack Dyer, Dear Friend…)

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