Tovey, Thomas

Thomas Tovey
Middle Island


Tovey, Thomas A. was born in 1900 in Pennsylvania. Before entering the service he was employed as an Auto mobile Serviceman. Thomas enlisted into the Army on November 11, 1942. He was sent to Camp Upton in Yaphank. At the time of his induction he was living in Middle Island. Thomas served honorably during the war with the Army Air Corps. Thomas left the United States and served in Italy, West Africa, and Jamaica. After the war he received the following decorations for his time of service: WWII Victory Medal and WWII Service Lapel Button. Tovey was discharged from the service on August 4, 1945 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

From the diary of Albert Bayles;

July" 7, 1942
Tom Tovey and Roy Albin went to Governors Island for Army physical examination.

Oct." 18, 1944
Tom took Tom Tovey to Patchogue to draft board to be taken to Camp Upton with bunch of other draftees to begin service in Army.

May " 22, 1944
I wrote letter to Tom Tovey in Italy and to Don in Louisiana.



Written by,
Megan Bredes
Feb. 2007


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