Washington State Fallen Heroes Project
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In Tom's leadership class at Washington High School his advisor was quoted as saying he was a "silent leader". Everyone respected Tom for his leadership ability and his love of the Lord. He spent four years in AFJRROTC at Washington and loved every minute of those classes. He knew he always wanted to go into Special Operations in the Army and was selected for the "Night Stalkers" after only a short time in the Army. We were able to talk with him the night before the accident and when we were telling him how concerned we were for his safety he responded to us "Some of us will get to heaven first and I'll just wait for you slow pokes to get there".