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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 10, 1920
Date of death: November 16, 1944
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1943 Wilkinson LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Butte, Montana

Tommy hails from Butte, Montana, out west where the men are supposed to be individualists. At any rate, Tommy had a remarkable ability for taking things as they came, good or bad. For him, convention was something which should be followed only when it fitted his personal desires. Here at school, Tommy fenced for the varsity, winning awards all three years, played a lot of handball, swam, and did a bit of sailing to pass his time, when this did not interfere with his bulky correspondence. Tommy was a member of the Boat Club, and a very able debater when interested. "A friend in need, indeed."

He was a member of the fencing team.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


Thomas was lost when USS Scamp (SS 277) was sunk, possibly by a Japanese surface craft or mine, south of Tokyo Bay, probably on November 16, 1944.

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