Tom E. Sims

[12 NOV 1933 - I2 - 20228]

Tom E. Sims Web Page



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Carol Adams Hopkins and Susan Sims
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - JUN 2017]



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Carol Adams Hopkins and Tom E. Sims
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - JUN 2017]



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Betsy - Tom E. and Susan Sims
[LV Silverton Buffet - FEB 2017]



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Richard Sims and Lynn Lang
[2016 Army-Navy Game]



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Richard and Chyrrl Sims
[2016 Army-Navy Game]



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Chyrrl Huffine Sims and Ward Huffine
[2016 Army-Navy Game]



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Chrryl and Richard Sims
[2016 Army-Navy Game]



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Betty Jean - Dan Dugan - Bill McWilliams - Tom E.
and Susan Sims [Las Vegas Mini - DEC 2016]



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Tom E. and Susan Sims - Bill and Anna McWilliams - Mary Ann and Rich Miller
[McWilliams Wedding - OCT 2016]



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Susan Sims - Anna Bates McWilliams - Mary Ann Miller
[McWilliams Wedding - OCT 2016]



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Tom E. Sims - Bill McWilliams - Rich Miller
[McWilliams Wedding - OCT 2016]



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Chyrrl and Richard
[Richard and Chyrrl's Wedding - OCT 2016]

More Pictures



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Susan - Tom E. - Betsy and Rich Sims
[SEP 2015]



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Sims' and McWilliams'
[Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2015]



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Susan Sims - Fran Smith - McWilliams'
[Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2015]



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Tom E. and Susan Sims - Ronnie McWilliams
[Ronnie's Birthday - 6 JUL 2015]



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'55 Webmaster Appreciation Certificate
[May 2015]



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Susan Sims - Kate Mendenhall (McWilliams daughter) - Bill and Ronnie McWilliams - Tom E. Sims ['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2015]



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Susan Sims - Kate Mendenhall (McWilliams daughter) - Bill and Ronnie McWilliams - Fran Smith (Ronnie's caregiver) ['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2015]



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Jim Fiscus and Tom E. Sims
[Las Vegas - SEP 2014]



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Susan Sims and Alverta Fiscus
[Las Vegas - SEP 2014]



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Bill McWilliams and Tom E. Sims
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2014]



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Susan Sims - Carol Adams Hopkins - Ronnie McWilliams
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2014]



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Alan Aimone - Tom E. Sims - Bill McWilliams
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2014]



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Ronnie McWilliams - Susan Sims - Barbara Aimone
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2014]



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Alva B. Bundren - Jr. Memorial Trophy
[JAN 2014]



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Bill McWilliams - Carl McNair - Tom E. Sims
[Las Vegas - NOV 2013]



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Susan Sims - Carol Adams Hopkins - Ronnie McWilliams
[Las Vegas - NOV 2013]



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Sims' and McWilliams'
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2013]



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Ronnie McWilliams - Susan Sims - Carol Adams Hopkins
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2013]



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Bill McWilliams and Tom E. Sims
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2013]



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Susan Sims - Carol Adams Hopkins - Ronnie McWilliams
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2012]



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Bill McWilliams and Tom E. Sims
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2012]



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Jack and Susan Griggs - Tom E. and Susan Sims
[Las Vegas Mini - NOV 2011]



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Susan and Tom E. Sims - Carol Adams Hopkins
[Las Vegas Luncheon - SEP 2011]



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Susan and Tom E. Sims - Ronnie and Bill McWilliams
['55 Las Vegas Luncheon - AUG 2011]



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Susan Griggs and Tom E. Sims
[Las Vegas - MAY 2011]



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Susan and Tom E. Sims - Ronnie and Bill McWilliams
[Inaugural '55 Las Vegas Luncheon - FEB 2011]



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'55 Webmaster Appreciation
[May 2010]



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Tom E. Sims
[APR 2009]



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Tom E. and Susan Sims - Mellie and Paul Parks
[Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Mellie and Paul Parks - Susan and Tom E. Sims
[Las Vegas - APR 2009]



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Tom E. and Susan Sims
[APR 2009]



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Tom E. Sims
[DEC 2008]



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Susan Sims
[DEC 2008]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Preston Mayson Painting
[Gift from Pres Mayson - MAR 2007]



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Paul Parks and Tom E. Sims
[Las Vegas JUL 2003]



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Tom E. Sims and Kelly Lichtenberg
[MAR 2002]



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Susan Sims and Kelly Lichtenberg
[MAR 2002]



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Tom E. and Susan
[50th HS Reunion 2001]



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Tom E. Sims and friendly Cocktail Waitress
[Hard Rock Las Vegas Swimming Pool - 2001]



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Tom E. Sims
[2001]



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Susan Sims
[2001]



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Susan and Tom E. Sims
[2000]



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Tom E. and Susan Sims
[2000]



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Tom E. and Susan Sims
[1999]



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Children: Tom C. - Rich and Betsy Sims
[1990]



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[10th Reunion - 1965]

Standing [L to R]: Weaver - Lewis - Turner - Chikalla - Gallup - O'Brien - Freed - Hadly - Wix - ? - Streett - ? - Reb Young - Quinn - Lenio - ? - Perkins - Thorsen - ? - Nieves - Sherman - Burroughs - Giza - Traut - Sloan - Gay - Paul Parks - Andrews - Ginter - Bates - McNair - ? - Lichtenberg - Nidever - Secord - Feagin - Cathey - Herren - ? - ? - Ludwig - ? - ? - ? - Ralls - ? - Shimunek - Macdonald - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Bob Strickland - Front [L to R]: Soper - Newton - Dax - Chance - Schmidt - Shideler - Bergen - Matteson - Hargrove - Hornbarger - Steakley - Stevens - Drummond - Rudzki - Knierem - Wargowsky - ? - Stern - ? - ? - Livesay - Dickson - Michalove - Hagan - Landers - ? - Blitch - ? - Cardillo - Ordway - Trobaugh - Crancer - Maus - LaFrenz - Sydenham - Strom - ? - Howie Stone - Schepps - Raymond - Spellman - Sanderson ? - Wray - Fikaris - Stevenson - Sims - ?

Larger Size



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Tom E. Sims
[1957]



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Tom E. Sims
[1956]



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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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I-2 Brigade Water Polo Champions
[1954]



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Warren Jones - Tom E. Sims and Miguel Nieves-Rivera
[CAMID - JUN 1953]



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Tom E. Sims
[1952]



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Tom E. Sims - Bill Welter and Chick Chikalla
[Beast Barracks - 1951]



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Tom E. Sims
[1951]



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Roland - Roma - Bill and Tom E. Sims
[1947]



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Tom E. Sims on Lake June
[Stamps AR 1941]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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2nd New Cadet Company
(Summer 1951)

1st Detail Co Commander - Jim Walters, became D-1 CO
2nd Detail Co Commander - Dave Lyon, became I-2 CO

1st Detail Platoon Leader - Bob Korchek I-2
2nd Detail Platoon Leader - Drake Wilson I-2

1st Detail Squad Leader - ?
2nd Detail Squad Leader - Dick Baker D-1

2nd Platoon ?, 2nd Squad ?:

Dick Auer
Jim Bergen
Gene Boggs ?
Don Buchwald
Chick Chikalla
Dennis Cosca
John Daly (resigned during Beast Barracks)
Jack Doyle
Ted Gay
Tom E. Sims
Verne Staffen
Bill Welter
Mick York
Tom ? (from Rhode Island - resigned during Beast Barracks)



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I-2 Wives

Beast Barracks: Jerry Chikalla, Tom E. Sims and Bill Welter

Plebe: Jim Fiscus, Cliff Fralen, Tom E. Sims and Dave Wanderer

Yearling: Bill Brown, Tom E. Sims and Dave Wanderer

Cow: Doc Schow, Tom E. Sims and Bob Wray

Firstie: Tom E. Sims and Bob Wray


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Thomas Eugene Sims

Thomas Eugene Sims was born on 12 November 1933 in Brookland, Arkansas and was appointed to West Point from the 7th Congressional District of Arkansas. He entered on 3 July 1951 and was in Company I 2. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force.


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Date sent: Mon, 21 APR 2008 20:59:25,0500
To: Business Net "usma55bus@west-point.org"
From: -w "wwelter@cox.net"
Subject: usma1955-c1: Quarterly Report, USMA Class of 1955

At 04:59 PM 4/21/2008, Carl H McNair "cmcnair2@csc.com" wrote:

KUDOS: Seems there is seldom a day that goes by that someone in our class expands their "CLAIM TO FAME", and the EXCOM is advised that broad recognition should be given , NOW!!!! SO,-

Tom E. Sims, For his extraordinary efforts in assembling a world class website of 1955 Photos, absolutely unmatched and unparalleled

Bill Welter, Patience and perseverance, discipline and diligence in keeping our class nets up and running

Dan Ludwig, Quietly working behind the scenes preserving the class history and archives, an excellent two pager for the mini-reunion "Class of 1955, 53 Years Later", read it and remember nostalgically

Chuck Roades, Faithful and fearless scribe, writing six major reports per annum and keeping the class rosters (living and deceased) current and cogent

Charlie Johnson, Faithful Secretary, official '55 liaison to USMA AOG (his son is the Deputy Commandant of Cadets, would you believe, no more quill for Charlie, and no more B-aches to the Comm?)

Jack Campbell, Chairman and trail boss for the Biggest Mini Reunion yet

Grip Hands,

CARL

Carl H. McNair, Jr.
President, Class of 1955



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How I got my appointment to West Point

I graduated from Stamps AR High School in May 1951 and entered West Point with the Class of 1955 in July 1951. Stamps was a segregated town (about 2000 population; half black, half white) in SW Arkansas whose best known resident has been Marguerite Ann Johnson aka Maya Angelou who is 5 years older than me. She wrote a book (made into a movie) about her childhood days in Stamps. A quote from her book: "Stamps, Arkansas, was Chitlin' Switch, Georgia; Hang 'Em High, Alabama; Don't Let the Sun Set on You Here, Nigger, Mississippi; or any other name just as descriptive. People in Stamps used to say that the whites in our town were so prejudiced that a Negro couldn't buy vanilla ice cream. Except on July Fourth. Other days he had to be satisfied with chocolate."

A favorite 8th grade teacher motivated me to aspire for West Point and I did what was necessary to attain my goal. I was an Eagle scout, devout Southern Baptist, co-valedictorian in a class of 38 and received awards for being the best athlete and most likely to succeed in my class. I taught all of the football coach's math classes my last two years and taught (and was the only student) classes in chemistry and Spanish my senior year.

During my 11th grade I wrote Oren Harris, a long term, powerful congressman who represented my district, listed my credentials and asked him for an appointment to West Point. He replied that he didn't believe I could pass the entrance exam since all of his previous appointees had a couple of years college (to supplement a poor Arkansas education) prior to receiving an appointment, and that I should contact him after I improved my educational resumé.

I immediately contacted about 50 of the most influential people in Lafayette County and asked them to write a letter of recommendation and endorsement for me to Oren Harris. Most of them did and I soon received a letter from Oren Harris offering me his principal appointment to West Point with the Class of 1955. I accepted and took and passed the entrance exam at the Army/Naval Hospital in Hot Springs AR in the spring of 1951. There were a lot of people taking the exams with me, but Bill Streett is the only other '55er that I met.

I took the train to West Point, accompanied by my father, mother and brother as far as St. Louis. There we saw our first major league baseball game. My dad worked for the railroad and I had traveled all over the western USA by train on family vacations (with free passes), but this trip would be the first time I had ever been east of the Mississippi river.

Carl Rankin boarded the train in Cleveland and we connected and shared the rest of the trip to West Point where we stayed at the Thayer the night before R-Day. That evening I walked up the hill and looked around and was in total awe of what I saw. Other than Bill Street and Carl Rankin I had never known anyone with West Point connections, and believe I am the first West Pointer from Stamps and from Lafayette County.

I was in the best shape of my life on R-Day: 6' 1", weighed 155 pounds, and had been running many miles every day for several months. I gained about 15 pounds during Beast Barracks and was up to 185 in the fall, after enjoying the soft life in Beast Barracks and West Point food at a football training table.

Tom E. Sims
28 July 2010

PS: Bill Streett informs me that Jerry Denman also took the entrance exam with us in Hot Springs.



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TAPS Check List

(APR 2011)

Birthplace and date - Brookland AR (pop ~ 300), 12 NOV 1933

Parents - Thomas Roland Sims (25 JUL 1906 - 11 Dec 1984) and Roma Hazeline Barringer (3 JUN 1909 - 1 Apr 1996), both born in Brookland AR.

Siblings - (1) William Dean "Bill" Sims (15 JUN 1938 - 19 Sep 2002)

High school graduated from - Stamps High School '51, Stamps AR. Co-Valedictorian in a graduating class of 38; Beta Club.

High school sports - Football (QB and CB), Basketball, Track, Baseball, Tennis

Non-school activities - Eagle scout, OA Brotherhood, Camp PIoneeer Scout camp Staff, First Baptist Church

Civilian College and/or Military Academy Prep School - None

Prior military service - None

Type of appointment to USMA - AR Congressional, Oren Harris

USMA Roommates - Beast Barracks: Jerry Chikalla and Bill Welter; Plebe: Jim Fiscus, Cliff Fralen and Dave Wanderer; Yearling: Bill Brown and Dave Wanderer; Cow: Doc Schow and Bob Wray; Firstie: Bob Wray

Wife info - Elizabeth Lynette Nelson, 1960; Aurelia Mary Parks, 1980; Georgia Ann Langley, 1989; Susan Elizabeth Grimm, 1999

Children info - Elizabeth Ann Sims, 20 MAR 1961; Thomas Clifford Sims, 25 NOV 1966; Richard Stuart Sims, 30 JLY 1970

Major military assignments - Flight training (1955 - 1956) @ Marianna FL AB and Laredo TX AFB (washed out in T-33 formation flying); Navigator school (1956 - 1957) @ Harlingen TX AFB; Navigator (1957 - 1960) on C118's (DC6-B) with MATS @ McGuire NJ AFB

Second career info - See Personal Web Page Bio Information


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Thomas E. Sims

(12 November 1933 - )

TAPS Article

Thomas Eugene "Tom" Sims was born in Brookland, Arkansas (population about 300) on 12 November 1933 to Thomas Roland Sims (25 JUL 1906 - 11 Dec 1984) and Roma Hazeline Barringer Sims (3 JUN 1909 - 1 Apr 1996). His father worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad as a Clerk Telegrapher and Station Master, and his Mom was a Homemaker and sometime School Teacher. His only sibling was his younger brother, Bill (15 JUN 1938 - 19 Sep 2002).

He moved to Stamps, Arkansas (a segregated town of about 2500 population) in 1937, moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas for his 6th grade year and then back to Stamps. He lived in Bearden, Arkansas for his 9th grade, moved back to Stamps, and graduated from Stamps High School in 1951 as co-valedictorian in a graduating class of 38. Tom was President of his junior class, an eagle scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow Brotherhood, a staff member of the District summer Boy Scout camp, and an active, devout Christian in the First Baptist church. He played quarterback and corner back on his high school football team, which was undefeated during his regular senior season, and played basketball, tennis, baseball and ran track for Stamps High School. He was named the outstanding athlete in his class.

Tom entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in July 1951, played plebe football, and was an outstanding intramural athlete in many sports. He was an excellent student and graduated in 1955 near the top of his class academically.

After graduation from West Point, Tom was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force and served five plus years as a navigator in Florida, Texas and New Jersey. He flew the maximum number of allowable flying hours for three years when he flew all over the world as a crew member on C-118's out of McGuire AFB, New Jersey.

Tom resigned from the Air Force in 1960 to become a Registered Representative with Merrill Lynch in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1969 he became the Trust Investment Officer for First National Bank of Princeton, in 1971 he became a Trust Investment Officer for New Jersey National Bank in Trenton, New Jersey and then headed up Trust Investment Departments as a Vice-President for Merchants Bank in Syracuse, New York in 1972 and then in 1975 for National State Bank in Trenton, New Jersey.

In 1980 Tom re-joined Merrill Lynch in Trenton New Jersey as a Registered Representative specializing in commodity speculation and closed out his investment career from 1987 until 1989 by trading financial futures on the Chicago Board of Trade as a Member Introducing Brokerage Firm.

Tom's first two marriages ended in divorce. He was married from 1960 to 1980 to Lynn Nelson Sims and they had three children, Betsy, Tom C., and Richard. His second wife was Mary Parks Sims and he married Georgia Langley Sims in 1989. Georgia and Tom had a very happy marriage, living in Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada until they lost her battle with lymphoma cancer in 1998.

Tom had played a lot of high stakes poker in private games while in the Air Force and later, and began playing poker at a local casino when he lived in Phoenix. He was an excellent poker player and moved to Las Vegas in 1994 where he was very successful playing live casino poker.

Tom was probably the first ever to record play-by-play accounts of final table action at major poker tournaments which he did as a volunteer staff member at the 1996, 1997 and 1998 World Series of Poker.

In 1996 he discovered and began playing video poker, which can be played in casinos with a mathematical advantage on some machines, if you know and use the correct strategy.

In December 1998, Tom met Susan Elizabeth Grimm, a tourist from Ohio, who was in Las Vegas for the weekend. She shared his interest in video poker, and they were married in 1999.

They were expert video poker and live poker players and played several hours every day in a local casino and/or on the internet. Not many people make money gambling, but they did, by playing games where they had a mathematical advantage (video poker) or playing better than other players (live poker).

Tom has been very active for many years running the vpFREE Video Poker Group, which has over 11,000 members; as Webmaster for the Stamps High School Class of 1951 web site; as Webmaster for the West Point Class of 1955 web site; and as an administrator for the West Point Class of 1955 email nets.

Tom became an agnostic/atheist while at West Point. He was a conservative, libertarian, isolationist, who practiced the "Golden Rule".

Tom E. and Susan spent his retirement years in Las Vegas enjoying good health and a good life as advantage players competing successfully with the casinos and benefiting from their complimentary entertainment and food perks.

Tom E. Sims
11 March 2017



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Georgia Ann Langley Eby Sims
[12 NOV 1933 - 25 AUG 1998]

Georgia Ann Langley Eby Sims was born on 12 November 1933 on a farm in Manning AR, near Arkadelphia AR, to Cortez and Hazel Langley. They moved to Magnolia AR in 1940 and to Stamps AR in 1941. Her Dad worked at the Olin Sulphur Plant in McKamie AR. Georgia had two younger brothers, Don and Mike.

She graduated from Stamps High School in 1951 and from Henderson State Teachers College. Georgia married John Eby, an artist and teacher, and they had three children, Mike, Rob and Gretchen. The Ebys lived in Texas, Germany and Oklahoma before moving to Phoenix in 1968.

Georgia got a Masters degree from Arizona State, and was a Reading Specialist and award winning Teacher in the Phoenix School System, until she retired in 1992. She divorced John Eby in 1978.

Georgia married Tom E. Sims in 1989, and they moved to Las Vegas NV in 1994 and lived a very happy life, until they lost a two year battle with her lymphoma cancer in 1998. Georgia and Tom shared the same 12 November 1933 birthday and were next door neighbors growing up in Stamps.

Georgia was a special person, who lived life to the fullest. Her joys included her family, a few very close friends, teaching kids, art, music, reading, traveling and good food.

She detested hypocrisy and mathematics, and whenever a crisis or a problem arose, often responded with a cheery "Oh shit, Oh dear" epithet.




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