Tom Netherton Obituary – Thomas H. Netherton Jr., age 70, died on Jan. 7, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Nashville, TN in the wake of getting seasonal influenza which transformed into pneumonia and at last ended his life.
Tom was conceived Jan. 11, 1947 in Munich, Germany to Major Thomas H. Netherton, Sr. what’s more, Lillian Christensen Netherton and experienced childhood in Bloomington, MN where his family in the long run settled after his dad’s retirement from the Army.
Tom Jr. enrolled in the U.S. Armed forces during the Vietnam War period and experienced Basic Training at Ft. Joy, TX. He was granted the Outstanding Trainee of the Cycle just as the Spirit of Honor Medal for exceptional authority which is given to one man in the Brigade.
Endless supply of Advanced Infantry Training Tom was acknowledged into Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Ft. Benning, GA. After a tiring and difficult 12 weeks, Tom has dispatched a second Lieutenant and was then sent to Panama where he filled in as Commander of the 1542 Infantry Unit, inevitably accomplishing the position of First Lieutenant. While positioned in Panama, Tom regularly sang for the soldiers and was communicated over the Army’s non-military radio organization, Voice of America.