By David R. DoyonThe Washington TimesMarch 26, 2019 11:50 amU.
Thomas H. Taylor, who was a U.S., South Korean and Chinese maritime security officer, has died at the age of 93.
Taylor, who had served in Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the Philippines, was an instructor at the U.K. Naval Institute, where he taught naval life.
Taylor had previously taught at the Naval Postgraduate School in Portsmouth, England, where a student of his wrote a history of British naval life and a book about the war.
In his last class, Taylor and his students learned about the importance of teamwork and how a Navy officer was a “blessed warrior,” and that a Navy captain was a hero for his service.
Taylor’s death was confirmed by his son, Lt.
Col. Mark Taylor, a U-S.
Army Marine Corps captain.
The family released a statement Thursday saying the family was saddened by the loss of a “very beloved son, father, grandfather and great uncle.”
“The loss of our father is a loss for all of us, for our Navy and the people of our great nation,” Mark Taylor said.
“The family is deeply saddened by this loss and we ask for privacy for his family during this difficult time.
We also ask for your prayers and understanding during this time.”
A U.N. Security Council panel recently voted to declare the war in Vietnam a total war.
It also called on the United States to allow Vietnamese civilians to return to their homes, an issue that has divided the country since the end of the war three decades ago.
The U.B.C. has expressed concerns about how it will provide food for the civilian population, and there has been speculation the U