Thomas Evan Douglas

Staff Sergeant
HMM-362, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
08 November 1938 - 21 December 1977
Northwest Warren, Ohio
Panel 03E Line 107



Combat Aircrew

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Thomas Evan Douglas

10 Oct 1998

I have worn the bracelet with "my man's" name on it since 1979.


2 Mar 2005

Dear Tom,
I still remember you.
Semper Fi and God Bless,
Arlene and Family

Arlene Marine
Valdosta, Ga.

01 May 2006

I just wanted to let you know that I too have been wearing a POW bracelet for SSgt Thomas E. Douglas, USMC 22 NOV 65 SVN, which my husband brought home to me from the Veterans Hospital which he volunteers at in Northport, N.Y. many, many years ago. I have never taken it off. One day we will all go again to the D.C. Memorial and I'll leave a little prayer there for him.

God Bless and Best Regards to all family and loved ones left behind,

Ann L. Kessinger
191 Livingston Avenue
Babylon, N.Y. 11702
631 587-8015

10 Jul 2006

I have been wearing Staff Sergeant Douglas's bracelet for a month and a half now. I look at it and wonder, did he have a family? What was he like?

He would have been only slightly younger than my grandfather, but I think of him more like my brother (who is in the USMC ROTC, training to be a career officer).

Thomas, you are loved and never forgotten.

Holt, Alabama

02 Dec 2006

I've just found this site, but I've had a bracelet with Thomas Douglas' name on it for many years. I haven't worn it for some time, but I still have it in my jewelry box, and I will never part with it. I never knew Tom Douglas but his memory lives with me nonetheless.

We will never forget.

Sue Walker
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17 Jan 2007

I have worn a bracelet with SSgt Thomas E Douglas' name on it for 15 years. I got it on a trip to visit the Wall when I was in 8th grade. I haven't taken it off since, and I won't until he comes home.

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A Note from The Virtual Wall

The Marine Air Group 36 (MAG-36) Command Chronology for November 1965 contains the following entry:
"22 November 1965 - An emergency lift was made by HMM-362 to relieve the ARVN outpost at THACH TRU, south of Quang Ngai. The mission was successfully completed in very poor weather conditions which apparently caused the loss of YL-36, last seen in IFR conditions in a climbing turn at night over the sea, northeast of Quang Ngai. To date no sign of the aircraft or crew has been found, and it is assumed that it crashed at sea with the loss of all hands: 1stLt F VISCONTI, 1stLt R A MILLER, Cpl V J PIRKER and Cpl J E DOUGLAS."
"YL-36" was the side number for UH-34D Bureau Number 147180. All four crewmen were carried as Missing in Action, and promoted while in that status, until the Secretary of the Navy approved Presumptive Findings of Death for them on the dates indicated below:

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Oct 1998
Last updated 05/25/2007