Thomas McElwain, MAJ US Army. retired, age 72, died September 24, 2013. MAJ McElwain served 20 years in the US Army. During his military career, he served one tour to Germany, one to Korea and two tours to Viet Nam. His many honors included Silver Star, Purple Heart ,Bronze Star Medal with V device (1st OLC), Bronze Star Medal (3rd OLC) RVN Campaign Medal w/60 device, Presidential Unit Citation, RVN Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Army Commendation Medal w/V device (1st OLC), Vietnam Service Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge. Tom is survived by his wife Deborah of 35 years, son Michael and wife Debra, son Corey, daughters, Terri and Jeannette, and brother, Doug. There will be no services. Go to to sign his memory book.

Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2, 2013