In Memory

Thomas Kane - Class Of 1965

Thomas Kane was killed in action on 7/29/67 in the Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam while serving our country aboard the USS Forrestal.  Gone too soon!

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12/28/09 03:14 PM #1    

Esther Brodsky (1965)

Thomas joined the Navy after leaving AHS, and was killed during the Viet Nam war. My last memory of him was when I saw him on his way to deliver flowers to his mother and grandmother, before deploying to Viet Nam. He said that he always wanted to be a sailor, and was excited about being in the Navy.

03/13/14 10:29 AM #2    

Thomas Rogers (1966)

tom died when the uss forestal blue up in 1967.

03/14/14 02:42 PM #3    

Barbara Rhys (Brown) (1964)

I did not know Tom but God Bless him for serving his country and unfortunately, giving his young life.  May he continue to rest in peace.  Barbara Brown (Rhys)    Class of 64'

03/15/14 10:43 AM #4    

Ellen Schklair (Medow) (1965)

He died in the service of his country.  May God bless him and may he continue to rest in peace.

10/26/14 05:15 PM #5    

Robert Ryan (1964)

I grew up with tom back in the early 60s he was good friend  and willbe missed thanks for the memories god bless him and his family especially  his sister linda  from bob ryan

11/20/14 02:06 PM #6    

Charles Waak (1962)

Tom grew up on VanBuren st and I played sandlot ball with him on an empty lot on Congress Street.

he attended resurrection grammar school' I was on the USS Independence  (air craft carrier) and although I did not know he was in a naval air squandron aboard the air craft carrier USS Forestall.  There was a rocket missfire on flighht deck that ignited  some fueltanks on planes on the fantail. The result was a number of bombs exploded tha tore through flight deck in rear and killed many sailors  a total of 137. By a miracle the ship stayed afloat and made it back to Subic Bay in the Phillipines. The ship was home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. Senator John McCain barely escaped his plane on the flight deck which went up in flames. God rest Tom's so

11/20/14 02:09 PM #7    

Charles Waak (1962)

 The  USS Forrestal  accident occures on July 29th 1967 1967.

11/21/14 03:23 PM #8    

Judith Krauss (Milde) (1965)

Tom's name is on the Virtual Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at  Rest in Peace, Tom.

12/20/16 03:33 AM #9    

Alan Harris (1965)

Tom and I were supposed to enlist together on what was known as the buddy-plan. He was unfortunately delayed due to family issues and I went in a week or so earlier. We did see each other once or twice before he deployed to sea. I was devastated when I found out about his death. My oldest son, born on '69 is named after him. RIP Tom. I still miss you.

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