||Some sources fail to list Tomas aboard Seawolf on her
final patrol. However, Seawolf's sailing list of 1
August 1944 and official letters in his personnel file
confirm that he was lost with his shipmates in October 1944.
Tomas was a seasoned veteran and a highly respected submariner, as evident
from this statement by his commanding officer:
"4-7-42 Commended at CAPTAIN'S MERITORIOUS MAST for
meritorious conduct displayed on the occasions of U.S.S.
SEAWOLF's engagements with Japanese forces on February
19, February 25, March 31 and April 1, 1942. Rosete's conduct during the resulting severe depth charging on each occasion
was exemplary and in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service."
[signed] F. B. WARDER, Lieut. Comdr., U.S.N., Comdg.