Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center renamed for fallen local hero

The Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center now bears the name of Pfc. Thomas Minogue.

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2021, 9:48 PM

Updated 1,051 days ago

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A local soldier who gave his life to protect his brothers in arms received an honor Monday.
The Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center now bears the name of Pfc. Thomas Minogue.
In 1967, while serving in the Vietnam War, Minogue was killed when he took enemy fire while shielding his commanding officer.
On Monday, his brother Jack accepted the honor on his brother's behalf.
"There's an old saying, 'Time heals all wounds.' I don't know about that. 54 years since Tommy got killed and I still think about him every day," said his brother.
His brother says he is working to get his brother the nation's greatest distinction -- the Medal of Honor. 


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