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Thomas C. West  1955

Cullum No. 20577-1955 | 5/31/2016 | Died in Haymarket, VA
Interred in Arlington National Cemetery, VA

 


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<em>Thomas Cato &lsquo;Tommy&rsquo; West </em>was born in Washington, DC on August 7, 1932 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. His father was Brigadier General Charles Whitney West, a general officer in the United States Army Judge Adjutant General&rsquo;s Corps, an instructor at the United States Military Academy, and a graduate of the USMA Class of 1920; his mother was Hortense West, who was born in Cuba.</p>
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Being an Army brat, Tom spent most of his early years in Washington, DC and in West Point, NY. It was outside of the gates of the Military Academy, in the town of Highland Falls, that Tommy&rsquo;s early childhood took root. It was here where he attended Sacred Heart of Jesus elementary school, and where he received his initial introduction to the Catholic church. After graduating from Sacred Heart, he attended Highland Falls High School, where he graduated in a class of 53 students in June 1950. While in high school he excelled in math and science, and he loved sports, especially football. About his upbringing Tommy said, &ldquo;I had no worries. Three square meals a day, a dog, a gun, lots of places to hunt, and there was always Round Pond to fish in.&rdquo;</p>
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Two weeks after his high school graduation, in July 1950, Tommy enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the 1802nd Special Regiment at West Point and further assigned to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School located at Stewart Army Air Field in Newburgh, NY. While attending the prep school, he received an appointment from Jim Eastland, the United States senator from Mississippi, to the United States Military Academy at West Point. In July 1951, he returned to West Point, this time as a member of the Class of 1955.</p>
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Tommy&rsquo;s initial assignment at West Point was to the Third Squad, Third Platoon of 6th New Cadet Company. Tommy was one of the leaders in this squad that took first place in drill and in athletics and became known as the <em>&lsquo;</em>Iron Squad&hellip; No Task Too Difficult.&rsquo; He was then assigned to Company A-2, where he was a leader in both the classroom and on the friendly fields of strife. Tommy graduated with his class in June 1955 and selected Army Aviation as his branch.</p>
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Following graduation on July 23, 1955, Tommy married the girl of his dreams, Elaine Elmo, and they honeymooned in Cuba. This was the beginning of a relationship that would last a lifetime and bring three children into the world: Laura (husband Stephen Meador), Thomas Jr. (wife Heather), and Sharon West Sutton. Tommy and Elaine were also blessed with grandchildren: Brian and Holly Meador; Andrew, Haley, and Lindsay Sutton; and Francis, Clare, Mary, Joseph, John, and Benedict West.</p>
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From 1955 to 1957, Tommy attended flight training at Gary Air Force Base, TX and went through Airborne training at Fort Rucker, AL and the Infantry Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA. He then was ordered to Korea with the 8th Infantry Division. From 1959 to 1961, he attended Virginia Polytech, where he earned a master&rsquo;s degree in aerospace engineering. All of his children and many grandchildren would also attend Virginia Polytech. From here Tommy was assigned to Vietnam as a captain and platoon leader with the 57th Transportation Company and was awarded several Air Medals while flying combat support missions. Returning to the United States, he attended the United States Naval Test Pilot School, where he gained experience in the T-1, A-4, T-28, S-2, HU-16, and CH-46.</p>
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From 1965 through 1968, Tommy was stationed at the Army Aviation Lab at Fort Eustis, VA. From 1968 to 1969, Tommy was assigned again to Vietnam, where he would command the 604th Transportation Company and later be assigned as the Director of Plans, 34th General Support Group. Returning from Vietnam, he was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, CA and was on the team to establish the new Army-NASA Laboratory at the NASA Lewis and Langley Research Centers.</p>
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Being a jack-of-all-trades, Tommy served as the commander of the Scientific and Technical Intelligence Team, Europe. During this assignment, Tommy, Elaine, and family travelled throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, making ski trips to the Alps, trips to Venice and Rome, and attending numerous Paris air shows. During a trip to Venice, Tommy and family received a tour of St. Mark&rsquo;s Basilica from then Cardinal Luciana, later to become Pope John Paul I.</p>
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Returning Stateside, Tom was detailed as program manager, Systems Research and Development, at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters and worked to integrate helicopters into the air traffic control system.</p>
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Tom retired in 1985 after 30 years of exemplary service. His decorations included 3 awards of the Legion of Merit, 10 awards of the Air Medal, and 2 awards of the Meritorious Service Medal.</p>
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Following retirement, Tom continued with the FAA and then he went to NASA, where he was the first to hold the position of Manager, Aviation Safety, in the Office of the Chief Engineer.</p>
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During his retirement days, Tom took the time to spend with his West Point classmates. He attended every reunion, every mini reunion, and many quarterly luncheons. He and a few of his companymates would always man the &ldquo;hospitality suite&rdquo; and made sure there was ample spirits for all.</p>
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As Tom would say &ldquo;he went fishing&rdquo; and could often be found with Elaine and other close friends and relatives on Crescent Beach in St. Augustine, FL with fishing pole in hand.</p>
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On May 31, 2016, Thomas Cato &lsquo;Tommy&rsquo; West died at the age of 83 in Haymarket, VA surrounded by his loved ones. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he lived a full and fruitful life. Tom made those around him happy, treated all with respect, and loved his family and his classmates dearly.</p>
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He lived the motto of Duty, Honor, Country.</p>

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