NIGHTSTALKERS Field, Thomas J. (Tommie)

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Field
  • FORENAME
Thomas J. (Tommie)
  • UNIT
Company D 1 Bn
  • RANK
Staff Sergeant
  • NUMBER
  • DATE OF DEATH
3rd October 1993
  • AGE
25
  • GRAVESITE
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 11.4.1968 Lisbon,Maine
graduated Lisbon High School,Maine 1986
joined Army 1987
crew chief
KIA Mogadishu,Somalia
 

DATE OF DEATH:

03-Oct-1993

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/field-thomas-j-tommie.58137/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas Field, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against hostile enemy forces while serving as a Crew Chief on board "Super 64," an MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Company D, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), during combat operations in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 3 October 1993. Staff Sergeant Field's helicopter was hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade while providing protective fires for a downed helicopter from his unit and crashed into the street where the downed air crew was surrounded by a numerically superior enemy force. Staff Sergeant Field was mortally wounded while gallantly defending his aircraft, fellow crew members, and ground force members of Task Force RANGER in the vicinity of the crash site. His courage and determination in the face of grave danger were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military forces and reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army .
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