Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Thomas Ernest Tafoya. Thomas served during the Vietnam War from August 1965 through January 1969.
Thomas enlisted in the military in August 1965 while he was living in Pueblo, Colorado. He completed basic training at Lackland Airfield in San Antonio, Texas, before eventually serving abroad in Utapao, Thailand, with a unit providing strategic air command support for B-52s and KC main airplanes.
After his service, Thomas went on to earn his master’s in social work and still lives in Colorado with his wife and three daughters.
We thank you for your service, Thomas!
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Veterans History Project
This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.
Graphic by Daniel Gomez