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Tom Anthony Mlekush

Thomas Anthony Mlekush
3.20.47 – 9.15.08

Thomas A. Mlekush – March 20, 1947-September 15, 2008. Mr. Tom Mlekush was a long time resident of Albuquerque, NM. He attended and graduated from Valley High School in 1965. He played varsity basketball for the Valley High Vikings during his senior year. Upon graduation from Valley High, he was accepted into the University of New Mexico and played Lobos basketball for his freshman year at the university. His dream of a degree from the university was short lived due to his call of duty to defend our great nation. Tom was drafted in the U.S. Army and was sent to 55th Avn Bn (Fourth U.S. Army) at Fort Hood, TX. He was sent to Vietnam and spent time in-country. He earned the following Medals; Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Rifle Marksman Medal. The nightmares of his tour in country Vietnam were always kept to himself. Those stories he never shared with anyone. Tom’s passion was fishing, hunting and camping out in the mountains. Any chance to go he was always ready and willing. Tom is survived by his loving Mother Billie Mlekush of Albuquerque, son Trenton and a daughter Sage of Texas; his sister, Mary E. Garrison, her husband John of San Diego, CA, and two nephews Mike Garrison of Rocklin, CA Steven Garrison of Poway, CA and a niece Melinda Buford of San Diego, CA. Tom may your soul rest in eternal peace. Your presence will be missed by so many that loved you and you will never be forgotten. Services were held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park. Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coat Ave., SE Albuquerque, NM  87106. Albuquerque Journal, September 25, 2008. (Note: typed exactly the way it was written.)

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