Thomas Stevens (79) was born in New York City. He was working at a farm, milking cows, when he enlisted in Springfield, MO. During his period of service, he was stationed on many bases, including Lackland, Lowry, Randolph, Forbes, Kadena, Biggs, and Walker AFB. From 1946 to 1954, his military unit was 307th Bomb Group/Wing. He participated in 27 combat missions as a B-29 Tail Gunner, specialized in Aerial Gunnery. For his commitments, he received an Air Medal, Good Conduct medal, Korean Defense Medal and UN Service Medal. From the war, he recalls his friends Dinny Totinake and Thomas R. Stevens. After his rotation, he flew as a gunner on B-50s. He was a S/Sgt at the time of his discharge in 1955, at which time he enrolled in college. His hobbies include reading and volunteering. His current chapter is 181.