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Thomas S. Vandal
Date of Death: October 7, 2018
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Saturday 10/20, 1:00 pm

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101 McNair Road
Fort Myer, Virginia

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LTG Thomas S. Vandal, US Army Retired, 58, of Frederick County, Virginia passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Maurice and Barbara Vandal. A native of Rhode Island, Tom graduated from the United States Military …
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Christopher Burris left a message on July 1, 2020:
Deep heartfelt condolences to a great Military Commanding Officer B Btry 4/29 FA
Ben Metzler left a message on November 8, 2019:
My deepest condolences to the Vandals. When he was Commander of Ops Group, 7th ATC, Hohenfels, German, LTG Vandal epitomized the kind of officer I always wanted to be. Whether he was doing morning PT, or late night AAR prep, he stood strong and never wavered in his conviction to help make others the best they could be. Every time I hear Thunderstruck, I think of Tom Vandal. Rest in peace, sir! Ben Metzler, MAJ (USA Ret).
SGM Jared Stokes left a message on September 23, 2019:
Just thinking about our time in Korea together, wont forget him.
Michael Podesta left a message on May 4, 2019:
We served together in 3ID & again in 2ID, great leader and mentor.
Jon Guden left a message on March 9, 2019:
I discovered General Vandal's death just yesterday. I knew him through our service with the 3rd ID, and he was an honorable officer and gentleman. Second Timothy 4:7 Division, and I
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Kevin K. Upson left a message on December 7, 2018:
Sir, I have no words. It was a pleasure being your XO in the G-33 as you came on board in the Pentagon in 2011. I am forever grateful for you reception of my Family and presided over my Retirement Ceremony in 2012. God Speed. Ups
Ronald Sanders left a message on November 14, 2018:
My condolences to the family. Tom was the most honorable man I ever met. During the time we served together he set the example for all. When tragedy struck my family he was the one that greatly eased our pain. A great man with great compassion. Again so sorry for you loss. CSM(Ret) Ronald H. Sanders, 1-37 FA, Fort Lewis, WA.
John M. McCauley left a message on October 19, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss. LTG Vandal touched so many during his service. I would not be the man I am today had I not met him. Thankfully I had the pleasure of serving with him during my time on Fort Hood when he was the 1CD DIVARTY S3 and I worked in his office for a couple years. The lessons he taught me have never been and will never be forgotten. God called home a truly wonderful man and God must have needed someone to command one of his units in heaven. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Walsh left a message on October 17, 2018:
Doreen and family members we are so very sorry for your loss. LTG Vandal was an incredible man and leader. He was one of Brian’s most favorite bosses of all time because he led by example through his deeds and words. He always took the time to talk with and mentor the younger soldiers even though he was incredibly busy. We are deeply saddened for you and your family, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alicia Clemons left a message on October 16, 2018:
LTG Vandal was truly a humble leader. I only met him once but that one time he made it evident that he loved God and his family! My prayers go out to the family and friends of LTG Vandal. May he Rest In Peace!
Dorothy Hart (UK) left a message on October 15, 2018:
May God bless Doreen and your boys, Tom, you were taken far too young . Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Christopher Magnan left a message on October 13, 2018:
Dear Tom, I will always remember you as a loving husband, father, and friend. I am going to miss you terribly.
Dale Owen left a message on October 12, 2018:
Great Leader and a great Army family. My wishes and prayers to Doreen and the boys. Rest in Peace Boss. Diamond Team!!
Jason D Stribbling left a message on October 11, 2018:
Sir, The Soldiers of Blacksheep, JMRC, thank you for your leadership and support. You will always be in our heart and memories.
Pastor Andre Johnson left a message on October 11, 2018:
LTG Vandal was a great Officer and Leader it was honor serving with Him. Prayers go out to Mrs. Vandal and Family in this time of bereavement. May the Lord give comfort to family and friends in the days ahead. Thank you LTG Vandal for your outstanding service to our nation.
CW4 Spellman left a message on October 11, 2018:
Great leader the epitome of what right looks like for soldiers in Korea. Has left a legacy here with the ROK soldiers and the US soldiers alike. Will be remembered always as a soldiers soldier. My heart goes out to the Vandal family. My Army just got a little weaker today and heaven a little stronger. God speed sir. You will be missed by so many.
LTC Mark Ayson left a message on October 11, 2018:
The epitome of an Army General. Always lived the Army values and led from the front. It was an honor to serve under his tutelage.
Brian Kerkove left a message on October 11, 2018:
LTG Vandal was an inspiring leader and I feel privileged to have worked with him. A great man who has left us too early. My condolences to the Vandal family.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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