My father, W.D. Tomlinson, served in the Air Force for 27 years as an officer, navigator and pilot. I served in the Air Force as an officer and pilot with three tours in Southeast Asia during Vietnam, and flew 118 combat missions. My cousin Danny Tomlinson served as an officer in the Navy during Vietnam. My brother Richard Tomlinson served in the Marines during Vietnam. My son Todd Tomlinson served in the Army Reserves and was activated during the L.A. riots. Both my sisters' husbands served, one in the Air Force and one in the Navy, during the Vietnam time frame. My daughter's husband Carlos Barrigan, an officer in the Army Reserves, has had tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.
Larry D. Tomlinson
Capt. U.S. Air Force, 1968-1973
Member, Lakewood Legion Post 178