Dr. Tom Monaghan, who holds a Doctorate in Education, was a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He, Frank and Billy will honor Vietnam Veterans in a special episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic on November 10th.
Born in the Bronx, New York, he went to college in Syracuse and earned a degree in history. After graduating in 1968, he enlisted in the Army.
Tom did his basic training and AIT at Fort Jackson and then went to the NCO Academy at Fort Benning, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and earned another stripe. He then headed to Vietnam as a newly minted staff sergeant where he served as an infantry platoon sergeant in the 25th Infantry Division.
In the 1980s, Tom went back to school and earned a master’s degree and doctorate in education at Rutgers, He would go on to work in a number of prestigious roles at Glassboro State College in New Jersey.
After retiring in 2009, Tom continued to teach part time, did some consulting and became actively involved in veterans groups. He joined the local VFW, the South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association, and the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Association.
Married with two children, Dr. Monahan continue to live in South Jersey.
Join Mick and Mook on November 10th, as Tom, Frank and Billy salute Vietnam Veterans.