Capt John l Thomas-472nd FBS, Maj Joseph A Dillis, Capt. Delbert F. O’Leary-472nd FBS, Capt. Ray N Atteberry-472nd FBS, 1st Lt Clifford R Kellstrom and Col. Richard Murray Thorburn CO 439th FBW
John L Thomas was born into a loving, spiritual family on June 8, 1937 in High Springs, FL. His parents – Wade Thomas, Sr and Enolia Kelly – reared 9 children. John L was the middle child and very close to his Grandmother – Eliza Douglas Thomas – who also lived in their home. The Thomas kids have many happy memories that included hard work and great pranks. John L and his siblings remained very close throughout the years and treasured their time together. He is survived by his sister Sandra Tyre, and his brothers, Charles Thomas and Wade Thomas, Jr.