Loogootee, IN, USA
Corporal, D CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INFANTRY, 196 INF BDE
08/26/1970, Quang Tin, South Vietnam
Corporal Thomas Hickman was born on August 1, 1951. Corporal Hickman died in battle on August 26, 1970 in a helicopter crash while serving the US in South Vietnam. Corporal Hickman is missed by all in his home town of Loogootee Indiana.
Corporal Thomas Hickman made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the safety of the US and the safety of Democracy all over the world.
26 Aug 2004
Steve, We love you and miss you very much. Life is very lonely here without you, but we get by. You have 3 Nephews, 3 Nieces, and 2 Great Nephews. Mom is gone now. I hope she is with you. Kevin (Dolly’s son) is married to my daughter and your niece. They have a son and he has your middle name (Steven). I wish I could have been with you and maybe I could have protected you, or at least I would have tried. The Moving Wall was just here in our county last week. You and the 4 other boys from this County who are also on the Wall were honored, but I think you were there to see it. They say time heals all wounds but I am here to tell you that is not true. I have never gotten over the loss of you, and never will. I will do everything I can to keep your memory alive, and all the other names on that “Wall”. I know you are with me and watch over me, just be waiting for me to welcome me, when it is my turn to come to heaven. I love you so much. Your sister, Karen
7 Sep 2004
Good Morning Steve, was just sitting here thinking about you once again and decided to chat with you. You have a lot of people here in this small County who think a lot of you. Many people you wouldn’t even believe. I have watched so many people go to where your name is on the Wall and touch your name and cry, some smile, thinking of things you did together that was fun. I was told by a friend at the Wall, that there was a girl who had such a crush on you, that when you left us she just couldn’t handle it and had several problems dealing with your death. I knew her but I never knew she felt that way about you and I don’t think you did either. She came to see your name and touch it on the Wall, I had to go give her a hug and tell her thank you. You could tell she has not gotten over you.
There have been so many people help me with things for you. Like this Memorial. 2 good men and veterans also helped put this together and I think it is wonderful, now I can talk to you and share my days. I am trying to get a Play going for the Community for Veterans’ Day, I hope it is a success. Your nieces Leslie and Lynzee are such understanding girls and have known about you since birth almost. They are very proud of their Uncle but would have like to have met you in person. Your 2 great nephews are adorable and such sweet boys. Devin was such a big help at the Wall and the baby has your middle name and that makes him very special to me.
Well, bro I will close for now but I will check in every day. I love you, always have, always will. Your sister Karen