DAR lecture features Thomaston war heroes

Oct 02, 2017
Capt. Tauno Brooks of Thomaston, who was killed during the Korean War.

Rockland — Lady Knox Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is sponsoring a free public lecture Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m., at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive.

Susan Devlin, president of Thomaston Historical Society and head of its veterans profiling project, will speak about three Thomaston High School graduates: Capt. Tauno Brooks, whose plane was shot down in Korea in 1952; Maj. Sayward "Pete" Hall, who was mortally wounded at Camp Holloway in Vietnam in 1965; and Lt. Cmdr. Arthur Elliot, who was killed when his river boat squadron was ambushed on the Vam Co Dong River in 1968.

Devlin will also speak about the USS Elliot, named for Lt. Cmdr. Elliot, and the USS Thomaston, named for the historic seafaring city, which was deployed many times to the Southeast Asia region during the Vietnam War.


Maj. Sayward "Pete" Hall of Thomaston, who died during the Vietnam War.
Lt. Cmdr. Arthur "Jack" Elliot II of Thomaston, for whom the destroyer USS Elliot was named. He was killed in action in Vietnam.
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