From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Mitchell '53

Date of birth: October 17, 1929

Date of death: April 13, 1974

Age: 44

Lucky Bag

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.

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Charles Jeffries, II '67 was also killed in this attack.

Class of 1953

Thomas is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.