Tom always looked good in uniform. "Tom was a medic in Nam. His Bronze Star was from staying behind with a Doctor to tend
wounded that couldn't be moved as unit retreated due to enemy advance. Re enforcements pushed the enemy back and wounded were evac'ed. But we want to get the full story so his son has requested a official document. We didn't know any of this until his
passing. Tom didn't talk about his tour much. I'll send along what we find out. He passed away in 2013 from lung cancer and agent Orange complications."
He was preceded in death by his father Leo Ames and brother Michael Ames. Surviving are his son, Todd (Bethany) Ames of Dansville; daughter Tammy (Jeff) Hauke of Algonac; 3 grandchildren, Amanda Wilk, Jon Ames and Grace Ames; mother, Marion Ames; brothers, John (Dianne) Ames and David (Char) Ames; and sister-in-law, Star Ames.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00PM Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3734 Mason/Holt, 1111 N. Cedar ,Mason, MI with Pastor Mark Booth officiating.
The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com