Tom McCarthy

[30 APR 1933 - I2 - 20351 - 3 MAR 1964]

Tom McCarthy in Vietnam

Tom McCarthy Eulogies

Virtual Wall Citation

AOG Testimonials

DSC Citation



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John McCarthy Family
[West Point - SEP 2015]



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Jim Drummond - John McCarthy '85 -
Charlie Johnson [JAN 2011]



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Jack Jeter commemorating Tom McCarthy
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jack Jeter commemorating Tom McCarthy
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Hank Meetze and Berenice McCarthy
[2001]



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Hank Meetze and Berenice McCarthy
[2001]



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Tom McCarthy's Memorial Dedication
[2001]



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McCarthy Family and McCloskey
[45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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[Ft. Benning Jump Class - JAN 1956]

Row 1: Coyle (2) - Meekison (7) - C. Johnson (8) - Row 2: Nidever (5) - Cardillo (6) - Bergen (10) - Row 3: Sietman (4) - Landers (8) - Row 4: Tebodo (3) - Grubbs (8) - Row 5: Strati (1) - Hadly (4) - McIlroy (5) - Strom (7) - Kinzer (9) - Joseph (10) - Row 6: Nieves-Rivera (1) - H. Stone (6) - Holbrook (8) - Wells (9) - Row 7: Whittaker (5) - Row 9: Martling (1) - T. McCarthy (2) - Macdonald (3) - Devereaux (4) - Row 10: Meetze (9)



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I-2 Firsties - 4th Row: Gray - Fralen - Donald (CO) - Fiscus - 3rd Row: Vanden Bosch - Schow - Hamilton - Jeter - Campbell - 2nd Row: McCarthy - Brown - Wells - Roth - 1st Row: Macdonald - Harvill - Wray - Roades - Wallis - Meetze - Sims



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I-2 Cows



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I-2 Yearlings - 4th Row: Dilts - Donald - McCarthy - Brown - Roth - 3rd Row: Campbell - Hamilton - Wells - Meetze - 2nd Row: Vanden Bosch - Fralen - Macdonald - Gray - 1st Row: Roades - Berg - Wanderer - Harvill - Jeter - Fiscus (not pictured: Sims)



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I-2 Plebes - 4th Row: McCarthy - Munsch - Roth - Roades - 3rd Row: Campbell - Fralen - Vanden Bosch - Macdonald - Wanderer - Berg - Wray - 2nd Row: Meetze - Hamilton - Harvill - Dilts - Wells - Donald - Fiscus - 1st Row: Gray - Jeter - Charles Parks - Brown - Schow - Sims



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Hank Meetze and Tom McCarthy and members of
I-2 1955 Regimental Champion Water Polo team



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Wells - McCarthy - Meetze
[MAY 1954]



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Hank Meetze - Tom McCarthy - Wes Wells
[1954]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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I-2 Wives

Plebe: Walt Campbell, Tom McCarthy and Jon Vanden Bosch

Yearling: Tom McCarthy, Hank Meetze, Wes Wells

Cow: Tom McCarthy, Hank Meetze, Wes Wells

Firstie: Tom McCarthy, Hank Meetze, Wes Wells


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Thomas Weller McCarthy

Thomas Weller McCarthy†was born on 30 April 1933 in The Philippine Islands. He was appointed to West Point from the†1st Congressional District of†Arkansas and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company I2,†was on the gymnastics team†for four years and was a Cadet Lieutenant and†platoon leader†his first class year. He graduated on 7 Jun 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Infantry.


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Date sent: Wed, 06 MAY 2009 10:24:20,0500
From: ColJack "coljack@austin.rr.com"
To: 1955Bus "usma55bus@west-point.org"
Subject: usma55bus: A Message from Tom McCarthy's Son

Thomas McCarthy, Tom's son, sent the following message to Dan Moses. He would like to hear from his dad's friends.

From: Thomas McCarthy "tom@tommccarthy.com"

Date: Sunday, MAY 3, 2009, 4:15 PM

Hi Col. Moses,

Itís great to hear from you. I am the oldest son (48 years old now) and I live in the San Diego area. I have been out here about 22 years now. Iíve been married to my wife Stacy for 18 years and we have two children, a daughter Kylie who will be 16 next month and a son Tommy who just turned 13. I am an author and a speaker on the topics of Leadership, Communicationan and Peak Performance (www.tommccarthy.com).

My brother Bob, who is a year younger than me, lives in Boulder, Co with his wife Robyn and his children Andrew and Charlotte. Bob is a VP for a company based in Boulder called Level 3.

Brother John, who is the youngest, is a 1985 graduate of West Point and is a Colonel in the Army. He served a tour in Iraq and then went to the War College in Carlisle. Upon finishing War College about a year ago, he was stationed in Turkey. He is there with his wife Margie and their two daughters Helen and Meg.

I have copied my brothers on this email and Iím sure they will email you too. My brother Bob reminded me in March that it had been 45 years since our Dad died in Vietnam. It is always nice to hear from his classmates and friends.

If you are out in California again visiting James, please let me know. We have a guest house and we would love to have you come and visit.


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Lucille Berenice (White) McCarthy

(25 APR 1935 - 13 OCT 2002)


My Mom, Berenice McCarthy, was born near Detroit, Michigan on April 25, 1935. As the daughter of an Air Force officer, Mom lived in many locations including California, Florida and Japan. After receiving her nursing degree in 1957 in San Francisco, she traveled to Lomdon and Germany to work as a nurse. In Germany Mom was working in a US Army Hospital when she was introduced to her future husband, my Dad, Thomas (Tom) W. McCarthy by the local Catholic priest. Mom and Dad were married within a year in April of 1960 at Ft. Benning, GA. In January of 1961.

I was born at Ft. Benning, GA. Shortly after I was born my Dad was stationed to Ft. Bragg, NC where my brother Robert Weller McCarthy was born on February 25, 1962 followed by my brother John Martin McCarthy on September 12, 1963. When my Dad left to serve in Vietnam in 1963 the family settled in Fayetteville, NC awaiting his return. Unfortunately my Dad was killed in Vietnam on March 3, 1964, a month before he was to return home.

With 3 young boys under the age of 4, my mother had a huge responsibility that she never wavered from. Her sons were always first and foremost in her mind. She sacrificed to make sure we had what we needed and she was constantly guiding us and letting us know we were loved. Mom drove us to school every day and also volunteered as the school nurse. We survived on a meager government pension for many years until my youngest brother John entered high school, and Mom decided it was ok for her to go back to work as a nurse at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg. Mom worked there from 1978 until her retirement in 2000 at the age of 65. She was the ultimate caregiver and she was loved by her patients and her co-workers.

Upon her retirement Mom discovered she had a form of leukemia that was deemed to be treatable. Unfortunately the treatment of her disease progressively weakened her immune system and she contracted pneumonia. Mom passed away on October 13, 2002 in Pinehurst, NC. A memorial service was held in Washington, DC followed by her burial with my Dad at Arlington National Cemetery.

Being a single parent and raising three young boys was not a challenge my Mom ever anticipated, but she rose to the occasion and set an example that inspires me and my brothers to this day. She taught us right from wrong, to be the best we could be and most importantly to love and care for others.

Thomas McCarthy
March 2016


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