Anderson, Thomas Patrick, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1978-1978, 131X, Commander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17), COMNAVAIRLANT
Service Years
1964 - 1978
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Anderson, Thomas Patrick (T.P.), LCDR.
Contact Info
Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
USS Forrestal, off the coast of Sicily.

Date of Passing
Jun 24, 1978
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 1, Site: 864-1

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In the Line of Duty
  1978, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Patrick Anderson, 36, who flew more than 200 combat missions during the Vietnam conflict, died Saturday when his plane crashed during a training exercise near Sicily. He was operations officer of Carrier Air Wing 17 based aboard the aircraft carrier Forrestal, serving with the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. The crash occurred during a dive-bombing exercise off the southeast coast of Sicily. Its cause is under Navy investigation. Cmdr. Anderson was the son of retired Navy Adm. George W. Anderson Jr., who was chief of naval operations from 1961 to 1963. Cmdr. Anderson was born in Washington. He was a graduate of the Severn School in Annapolis and of Duke University. After being designated a naval aviator in 1966, he was ordered to Southeast Asia where he became a member of Heavy Attack Squadron 113 aboard the carrier Enterprise. During his two years of combat he earned the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 19 Air Medals. He joined Carrier Air Wing 17 in March 1978.
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 Duty Stations
VFA-113 StingersCommander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17), COMNAVAIRLANT
  1964-1966, 131X, Naval Flight Training
  1966-1968, 131X, VFA-113 Stingers
  1978-1978, 131X, Commander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17), COMNAVAIRLANT
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Duke University
  1960-1964, Duke University
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