Thomas A. McAdams

Rank: Captain

Unit: Commander of Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Branch of Service: Army

Service in Vietnam: 1968-1969

Casualty Date: 28 Feb 1969

Location of Casualty: Between Tam Bien and Ben Cat

Location on Wall: Panel W31, Line 95

The day Tom was killed in action he was conducting reconnaissance in force for the 2nd Squadron in an area between Tam Bien (East-West Village / Bandit Hill) and Ben Cat. Tom was in a Light Observation Helicopter above his Troop directing them toward an enemy bunker complex when he was hit by enemy automatic weapons fire.

Tom died at 3 pm on February 28th, on the operating table at the 24th Evacuation Hospital.

Tom has two daughters, Sheryl & Shelley.