Veterans Memorial Service – Thomas Corey

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Thomas Corey age 77, of Jupiter, Florida went home to the Lord on Monday, June 6, 2022. He was born December 24, 1944 in Detroit, MI, the second of twelve children to Patrick and Margaret Corey. Tom was drafted into the Army on December 7, 1966 as a squad leader with the 1st Air Calvary Division. While in combat in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, he was shot in the neck, permanently damaging his spinal
cord. Beating all odds of survival, Tom returned to Michigan to rehabilitate to live as a quadriplegic. For his heroic service, Tom was a decorated with a Bronze Star Medal with V device for Valor, two Purple Hearts, an Air Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation, a Valorous Unit Citation, a Republic Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and a Combat Infantry Badge. To help heal the wounds of war, Tom made sixteen visits back to Vietnam, representing VVAs Veterans Initiative Task Force. It focused on locating POW/MIAs and Agent Orange issues with successful results. He was ultimately nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to VVA Thomas H. Corey Chapter 25, 6436 Chasewood Drive, Unit E, Jupiter, FL 33458 in loving memory of Thomas Corey.

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