Pentagon rescuer's uniform

This material from Capt. David Thomas, Pentagon survivor and rescuer, includes his uniform trousers, shirt, undershirt, and two quarters.
September 11 was filled with acts of heroism. Navy Capt. David Thomas, executive assistant for the Navy's Quadrennial Defense Review, was on his way to have a cup of coffee with his friend Capt. Robert E. Dolan when the Pentagon was hit. He rushed to the scene to search for Dolan but could not find him. With Navy physician Lt. Comdr. David Tarantino, Thomas rescued Jerry Henson, a retired naval aviator, who worked in the Navy Command Center. Thomas' clothes were burned and torn during the rescue. Dolan died in the attack.
Currently not on view
overall: 83.5 cm x 90 cm; 32 7/8 in x 35 7/16 in
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Gift of Captain David M. Thomas Jr.
related event
September 11th Attacks
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Armed Forces History: September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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