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Thomas Arthur Conklin
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1946
East Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 26, 1967, Vietnam

Thomas the son of Arthur E. Conklin and Kathleen C. Conklin, the dear brother of Kathleen P. Conklin all of South Euclid OH enlisted in the US Navy on October 28 1963 in Cleveland OH. In Vietnam he was assigned as a Hospital Corpsman to and serving with H&S Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On May 26, Company I, L, M of the Battalion and the command group with attachments began to participate in Operation UNION II in the border area of Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. Heli-lifted to from Tam Ky Company L landed at LZ (Landing Zone) Eagle near the hamlet of Cam La (1) and were immediately taking enemy sniper and mortar fire. Company M followed, with Company I the last to land. The Marines had landed in an area well prepared by the enemy for battle which lasted throughout the day and into the night. During the days battle the Marines suffered thirty-six men killed, and many more wounded, and one man died a month later from his wounds. HM3 Conklin was one of the casualties, he was killed in action by hostile rifle fire.

H&S Company Casualties

James Westley Ayers
Michael William Carey
Thomas Arthur Conklin
Edward Daniel Drohosky
Thomas Charles Guden Died of Wounds
William Gregory Landon
John Edward Schon
Laddie Stierwalt
Donald Richard Troxell
Jerry Gordon Waller

Company I Killed in Action 3

Company L Killed in Action 16

Company M Killed in Action - 8
 
 
Burial:
All Souls Cemetery
Chardon
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 18, Lot 3010, Grave 1
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Dec 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121664644
Thomas Arthur Conklin
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Thomas Arthur Conklin
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Thomas Arthur Conklin
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- rw2009
 Added: Aug. 12, 2015
Thank you for your service.
- Kathleen
 Added: May. 26, 2015

- wings214
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
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