Thomas Anthony Pardo

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
23 August 1948 - 18 July 1970
Flushing, New York
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Bronze Star (2 awards), Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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30 May 2005

I knew Tommy when I was a young teenager in New York. My stepfather introduced us. Tommy was in school and working in a hospital (I believe St. Mary's in Jamaica New York) at the time that he enlisted. The war was such a hot and sensitive topic then. I asked my stepfather (a veteran of WWII) why Tommy enlisted. He told me that Tommy's father was really sick and that this was a better way to help. He gave up his school and future career and eventually his life for the love of family.

I have some letters from him that I saved, and I have a couple of pictures but mostly I have a real clear memory of Tommy showing up at my 13th birthday dinner party at Mr. Jim's restaurant in Jamaica, resplendent in his uniform. He was so proud. So was I. I still am.

Phyllis Plonsker Leser

31 Mar 2006

Tommy is my brother, a faithful friend. The memories of our childhood are warm, loving. Although he has nieces, nephews he'll never know, they know of him.

We will always keep his memory alive. He will always be in my prayers.

If any of you have memories or pictures of him you would like to share, I would be forever indebted to you.

From his sister,
Kathleen Pardo
4314 Seven Mile Road, Roscommon, Mi 48653

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Jun 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009