GIST, TOMMY EMERSON
Name: Tommy Emerson Gist
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O3
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):
Other Personnel in Incident: Terru Uyeyama, returnee
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. 2020
EGRESS report states UYEYAMA SAW ID CARD - CERTAIN GIST DIED --
HIT IN REAR COCKPIT/EJECTED/SHOT AT/NVN SAID DEAD)
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.....
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.
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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