Thomas P. “Tom” Pardue

Tom is a native Texan who served in the US Army as an Enlisted Man and an Officer. Of the year he served in Vietnam, his first 6 months were with the 588th Combat Engineers followed by 6 months with the 69th Construction Engineers in the Mekong Delta…

THEY ALWAYS CAME

They always came!
No matter how remote!
No matter how dangerous!
If an American was down, they came!
I never grasped the distinction between Medevac and Dustoff.
I just know they never let us down.
I’m eternally grateful to those pilots and crews.

This poem inspired the response, “Always They Came” ©Copyright December 2006 by Thurman P. Woodfork