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Thomas Clark (#47193734)
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Bio Photo I have been a high school US History teacher for the past 34 years, researcher, and collector of historical items, mainly military items. I love to take these items to show my students and others that history is something you can touch. I recently returned from a year in Afghanistan with the Indiana National Guard. I volunteered after being out of the military for over 25+ years. Talk about seeing history - I saw it!

For the past 31 years my students and myself have been looking for the families and friends of the 1621 Indiana casualties of the Vietnam War. We conducted all the research for the World War II,Korean and Vietnam Memorials in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. We are presently raising money to build a Veterans Museum in Schererville, Indiana. If you can help please email me. ushistoryman@yahoo.com
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Messages left for Thomas Clark (176)[Leave Message]
JodyM
RE: Robert L. Van Dereau
Hi, I would be happy to see what I can find but will need more information. Please give me the Find A Grave memorial numbers. I am not seeing a memorial created by me so the numbers will help.
Jody :)
Added by JodyM on Sep 25, 2017 10:59 AM
George
Transfer request
Hello Tom,

Would you please transfer George Becchino (82240797) to me 46903878? George is my aunts father.
Added by George on Sep 16, 2017 6:31 AM
Linda Baird
RE: Theodore Iwan
Your so Welcome Tom, happy to have helped :)

Added by Linda Baird on Aug 10, 2017 9:17 PM
Les Ballinger
RE: George Johnson
Your very welcome, my pleasure. Best Regards, Les
Added by Les Ballinger on Jul 24, 2017 1:10 AM
Romper90069
RE: PFC Ronald W Phillips
That would be so sad if he is not on the wall. I appreciate your efforts. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jun 09, 2017 6:41 PM
Romper90069
RE: PFC Ronald W Phillips
Tom, Forest Lawn confirmed that he was KIA. I am not very good at searching stuff like that. James

PS: Your photo makes me think you have served our country. If so, may I take this time to say thank your, Sir. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jun 09, 2017 5:16 PM
Juelette Fadness
RE: Aldwin A. Ellis, Jr.
Tom, Just saw the items you posted to Sparky's memorial and they are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing these. Juelette Fadness
Added by Juelette Fadness on Jun 08, 2017 2:43 AM
Juelette Fadness
RE: Aldwin A. Ellis, Jr.
Hello Tom, So wonderful to hear from you. Just watched the video about your project and I am completely amazed by what you are doing. Aldwin "Sparky" Ellis was a classmate of mine in both elementary and high school, but my sister actually knew him better than I did. It's so exciting to know that you have obtained his medals and photos!! I would love to have more photos or information posted to the Findagrave.com memorial for him. I always felt bad that his was such a short life, and I'm sad that he isn't a 68 year old retiree out fishing with his grandkids. Life is so unfair. Thank you so much for helping to keep the memories of these heroes alive. Warm regards, Juelette Fadness
Added by Juelette Fadness on Jun 08, 2017 1:58 AM
genieresearcher
Murray
let me know when you post a photo of the medal. Would love to see it. I read that Elizabeth's Reed parents are supposedly buried at West Alexander Cem but there aren't any findagrave memorials as yet. Thought perhaps you might want to make them. I linked John W (middle name likely William) to his parents Charles and Elizabeth although many dates were incorrect so sent edits.
Added by genieresearcher on Jun 07, 2017 12:18 PM
genieresearcher
Murray info
Thank you, I so enjoyed reading all about him. I love to learn more about the people I create memorials for. Maybe you can find his wife, parents, siblings and children and 'reunite' them all on findagrave. It is so special you came across his Civil War medal and now so many years later can find his grave/ and stone. Great story, happy to send him to your care!
Added by genieresearcher on Jun 07, 2017 11:56 AM
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