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Tom Murgatroyd - War On Terror

Tom Murgatroyd enlisted in the US Air Force near the close of the Vietnam War and served in personnel positions. After leaving active duty, he worked for the Veteran’s Administration and eventually was offered a full time position with the Air National Guard. He later worked in the logistical support of operations in the global War on Terror.

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Tom Murgatroyd with a Danish officer in Denmark for a NATO Tactical Evaluation in 1992.

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Denmark

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1992

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Tom Murgatroyd when he served as the Chief of Staff for the 183rd Fighter Wing in 1997.

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Unknown

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1997

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Murgatroyd is a Lieutenant Colonel when he worked at the 1st Air Force in 1999.

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Unknown

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1999

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Narrator’s photo

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Tom Murgatroyd in front of a map of Antarctica at “Dirt Town,” in 2006.

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“Dirt Town”

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2006

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Narrator’s photo

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An LC-130 sits on the ice in Antarctica, in 2003.

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Antarctica

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2003

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Narrator’s photo

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Tom Murgatroyd with two colleagues from Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii at the old South Pole station in 2005. The temperature was -60 degrees. Tom described it as “a dry cold”.

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Old South Pole Station

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2005

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Narrator’s photo

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The flight line in Antarctica, which sits on frozen open water in 2005.

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Antarctica

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2005

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Narrator’s photo

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A take-off from Antarctica.

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Antarctica

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Unknown

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Tom Murgatroyd on the coast of Antarctica in 2005.

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Coast of Antarctica

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2005

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Narrator’s photo

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Observation Deck overlooking the flight line in Antarctica.

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Antarctica

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Unknown

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Narrator’s photo

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In what he describes as the highlight of his career, Col. Murgatroyd administers an oath at Lackland Air Force Base to 600 trainees on April 30th 2007.

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Lackland Air Force Base

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April 30th 2007

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Picture of retired Colonel Tom Murgatroyd on May 12, 2011. The map in the background is pinned with all of his duty stations.

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Unknown

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May 12, 2011

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Colonel Tom Murgatroyd’s retirement photo in 2008.

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Unknown

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2008

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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The Murgatroyd family in 2008. From left to right are daughter Sarah Phalen, Tom, wife Lora, and daughter Katie Hahn.

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Unknown

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2008

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