MADISON, THOMAS MACK
RIP  June 30, 2017

Name: Thomas Mack Madison
Rank/Branch: O4/United States Air Force
Unit: 357th TFS
Date of Birth: 02 April 1929  Austin TX
Home City of Record: Tuskegee AL/Austin TX
Date of Loss: 19 April 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 204100 North  1053200 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105F

Other Personnel in Incident: Tom Sterling, returnee

 


pre-capture photo

 

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.  2017

REMARKS:

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

THOMAS M. MADISON
Lieutenant Colonel - United States Air Force
Shot Down: April 19, 1967
Released: March 4, 1973
                    
I came on actice  duty 1 January 1953.  My total flying time is 4900 hours
4000 hours of which is jet fighter time and I have flown  T-6, T-33, F-86F
and F-105. I have served in Japan Okinawa Germany and Southeast Asia. My
wife is HenryEtta and we have a son Stephen A. Madison.

The following  message  is the statement I delivered upon my arrival at March
AFB California on 8 March 1973:

We thrill you from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers, thoughts, and
actions on the behalf of our return. We always knew that you would not forget
us or leave us in that foreign land.  Every minute  we tried to live up to
your expectations, and our thoughts were always  of God, family and the honor
of America. God Bless America! Thank you."

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Thomas Madison retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel in
November of 1983. He and his wife HenryEtta reside in Texas. They have one
son, and 4 grandchilden.
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From Ken W ....
Tom Madison passed June 30, 2017 in Austin without any fanfare.
Apparently he was in some type of nursing facility. He was 88.  
Class act and very humble.