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Missing: 72 Year-Old Vietnam Veteran

Authorities need your help in finding 72-year-old Vietnam veteran who has been missing for almost two weeks.

Thomas Thornton was last seen in Hemphill, Texas on March 24,2021, according to Texas Equusearch.

Thomas may be driving his charcoal gray-colored, 2017 Ford Edge SUV with Texas license plates of NJJ-8580. A “Lake County Ford” sticker is on the back window, and there is some yellow paint on his front bumper.

Thomas has dementia, high blood pressure and Diabetes, and is very likely confused and disoriented. Thomas has a prominent scar on his left forearm, and a surgical scar on his lower back. Thomas is thought to be wearing his Viet Nam Veterans cap, carpenter jeans, and an unknown-colored pocket-type t-shirt.

If you have seen Thomas Thornton since his reported disappearance, if you know of his current whereabouts, or if you have any information whatsoever regarding Thomas’s disappearance; please call the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 283-2172 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500


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