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Thomas Osborn

OSBORN
LTC. Thomas Osborn [U. S. Army Ret.] beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, filed his last flight plan on June 10, 2013.
He was born at home in Owensburg, Indiana, on November 28, 1934, the seventh child of Verdie and Susie Strosnider Osborn. He attended the old Owensburg elementary school, graduated from Oolitic High School in 1952, and was valedictorian of his graduating class. His classmates honored him with the Outstanding Alumnus award at his 50th high school reunion. He attended Indiana University and Incarnate Word in San Antonio where he received a BA in 1971. In 1974, he received a Masters in Health Care Administration from Baylor University.
His military awards include Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters and V device, Purple Heart, Air Medal 1 - 18 with Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, two awards of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medals, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Army Commendation Medal, Korean In Hun Medal. He flew Medevac for 18 years and was proud of the fact that he helped save many lives.
He was a member of several organizations including The Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion, Disabled Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the VFW Honor Guard for many years.
Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, bowling, playing bridge, following his favorite sports teams, and delivery meals to shut-ins.
Preceding Tom in death were his parents, brothers Siegel, Orval (Bud), Homer and sister Ruby. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Carol Lee (Harness), Son Troy, daughter Tracy Osborn Rossi (Ric), grandchildren Tory Osborn Smith (Brian), Thomas Osborn II, Tiffany Osborn, Tracy Osborn, and Nicholas Rossi, great-grandsons Keenan, Marcus, and Monti Smith, brother Leo , sister Rose and several nieces and nephews.
Farewell Dustoff 7; Your mission was successful and complete.
Special thanks to the staff at Riverside for making Tom comfortable and content in his final days with us. Memorial Services will be held at The First Methodist Church in Bourne at 11:00 on Tuesday June 18, 2013. After the memorial service and reception, he will be buried with Full Military Honors at Ft. Sam Houston at 2:00.
To leave a message for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralhome.com Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan's Funeral Home of Boerne.



Published in Express-News on June 13, 2013
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