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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Christian

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Angelo, TX
Middle Name: J. J.

Date of Birth: 19 November 1915

Date of Death: 12 August 1944

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr.

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1939

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr.

Colonel, U. S. Army Air Forces

Silver Star

Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 4F (October 10, 1942)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Air Corps) Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr. (ASN: 0-21782), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving in the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
As reported in the newspaper Lubbock Morning Avalanche Sat 14 November 1942.

Distinguished Flying Cross with one Bronze Oakleaf Cluster - WWII
Purple Heart - WWII

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 45019   Created by: MHOH




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