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.
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.....
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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