Colonel Thomas Dooley ‘35 2017-11-13T09:36:22+00:00

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DooleyColonel Thomas Dooley ’35

Colonel Thomas Dooley graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1935.  He was a Ross Volunteer and Head Yell Leader.

When the Japanese attacked the Philippines in 1941, he distinguished himself in action as Aide-de-Camp to General Jonathan Wainwright and was awarded the Silver Star. He continued serving with Wainwright through the Corregidor and Bataan campaigns; was captured and held as prisoner of war for 3 years.

His military career ranged from combat commands to Army Attaché in Prague, Czechoslovakia, with his final assignment being Chief of Staff and Deputy Post Commander at Fort Knox, Kentucky.