THOMAS J. MITCHELL, CAPT, USN
Thomas Mitchell '53
Date of birth: October 17, 1929
Date of death: April 13, 1974
From the 1953 Lucky Bag:
Tom was killed in a shooting by a group called the New Peoples Army, a communist group in the Phillipines, on April 13, 1974. The shooting was aboard Naval Base Subic Bay, though he was commanding officer of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, based in Guam, at the time. Two other Navy officers were also killed.
Memorial Hall Error
Tom is listed incorrectly in Memorial Hall as killed in action during the Vietnam War.
Charles Jeffries, II '67 was also killed in this attack.