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Allman, Thomas S.

Thomas S. Allman was born in Athens, Georgia. In 1968, he was commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of Georgia. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after twenty years of service at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Following his military career, he worked for Computer Sciences Corporation and has lived in Huntsville for the last nineteen years. While serving as co-pilot o f a B-52 aircraft he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism for his actions on December 28, 1972 in a bombardment of enemy forces near Hanoi, North Vietnam. By his superb airmanship, he was able to avoid multiple enemy surface to air missiles, which saved his aircraft and crew.