“I’m so grateful to our team and the leadership at Ohio’s Hospice for organizing and planning the veteran recognition ceremony for Thomas Eubanks on Memorial Day,” said Catherine Trimmer, care manager at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice. “Our Veterans hold a special place in our hearts. We were honored and privileged to recognize him.”
After WWII, Thomas returned home to Springfield where he later retired as the city’s building inspector, the release stated.
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“He never really said a lot about the war until later in life,” David Eubanks said. “My brother and I took dad to a couple of 388th Bomb Group reunions. That’s when we started hearing more. Dad never said much about fear. They were there to do a mission and go home.”
Thomas’ children said they are grateful for their father’s recognition during the ceremony, but are mostly proud of his service to the United States.
“We are a military family, and we have nothing but respect and admiration for our father and his generation for what they had to endure,” David Eubanks said. “He set a great example for all of us. We’re so proud of him.”