Tom Gill is a US Navy Combat Aviator who served in Vietnam. Tom flew the A4F Skyhawk off of the USS Ticonderoga and the USS Oriskany during two combat tours in Vietnam. During this time he flew 232 combat missions with 412 carrier landings and 112 night carrier landings. He was awarded 23 Strike Flight Air Medals for aerial combat flying. In 1971 Tom left the Navy and operated a cattle ranch near Mountain Home, where he still lives today.