Captain Thomas A. McAdams
Commander of Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Service in Vietnam
1968 – 1969
Location of Casualty
Between Tam Bien and Ben Cat
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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.