By Stephen Vandergrift

I'm sitting looking at Tom's photo in my senior year book and wondering where all the time went. Tom and I were good friends though most of grade school and all of high school. We ran into each other a couple of times since and enjoyed catching up. Followed his exploits in Iraq, was proud of his service. All my memories of Tom are of a supremely good guy and a gentle soul. The world is a better place for his living and a worse place for his passing.

Stephen Vandergrift
Rockledge, Florida