GIST, TOMMY EMERSON
Name: Tommy Emerson Gist
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 29 October 1939
Home City of Record: Durant OK
Date of Loss: 18 May 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 173155 North  1063714 East
Status (in 1973):
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Terru Uyeyama, returnee
Refno: 1181
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.
REMARKS:
EGRESS report states UYEYAMA SAW ID CARD - CERTAIN GIST DIED --
HIT IN REAR COCKPIT/EJECTED/SHOT AT/NVN SAID DEAD)
 
                                                [ap0518.94 05/25/94]
APn  18-May-94
                         Vietnam-Sharing Grief
Copyright 1994
The Associated Press.
By GEORGE ESPER
AP Special Correspondent
   HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Sara Gist Bernasconi looked at her watch and
remembered that chilling moment in time.
   At 4 p.m., 26 years ago Wednesday, her husband, Air Force Capt. Tommy
Gist, was shot down and declared missing over North Vietnam.....
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War wife's tribute
Sara Gist-Bernasconi's first husband went MIA in Vietnam. Her second was a
POW. These days, she honors both and the sacrifice of others through her
work at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial.
By Ollie Reed Jr.
Tribune Columnist
May 30, 2005
Sara Gist-Bernasconi trails her hand lightly, reverently, along the wall
listing the names of New Mexicans - mostly military but some civilians - who
have been prisoners of war or designated as missing in action.....

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Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:33:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Sara Gist Bernasconi

 
Dear Friends,
 
It is with a heavy heart that this message is sent. Sara Bernasconi passed away on September 30, 2011.
Please go to: www.KeyFuneralHome.com for more information on the funeral services and to sign her guest book. 
The date for a memorial service at the New Mexico Veteran's Memorial in Albuquerque is pending. Their contact
information is on their web-site: www.cabq.gov/veterans
 
Please put this information out on your network to those that knew Sara.
 
Sara was a wonderful mother, a great friend, a champion for veterans causes and always spoke out on behalf of the
POW/MIA issue. She will be greatly missed.
 
 
Barbara Birchim

www.Is-Anybody-Listening.com

 

 

From: MIA68VN@aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:51:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Sara Gist Bernasconi

 
Dear Friends,
 
Arrangements have just been made for a memorial service for Sara at the amphitheater on the  New Mexico Veterans Museum
 property on November 4 at 11:30am. A reception will follow in the museum. All are welcome to come to attend.
 
Please pass this information on to those that knew Sara.
 
 
Barbara Birchim

www.Is-Anybody-Listening.com