|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1921|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1944, Philippines|
Private First Class Altom, USMC, was the son of Mrs. Ethel Altom, a resident of Healdton, Oklahoma in 1946. He graduated high school in the Fox Community on May 5, 1942 and was a member of the Church of Christ. He joined the Marines on August 1, 1942, and as a member of A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fought on Guadalcanal and New Britain before he was killed in action on Peleliu.
ALTOM REBURIAL PLANNED TODAY
HEALDTON, Nov. 10--Special__
Reburial services for Pvt. Lonnie Altom, who was killed in action Sept. 17, 1929 (typo in original article) in the Philippine Islands, are to be at 2 pm Thursday in the Healdton East Side Church of Christ.
Young Altom was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Texas but had lived at Healdton 15 years prior to his enlistment. He graduated from Healdton High School and was a member of the 1st Marine Division.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Ethel Altom, Healdton; three brothers, Sherman, Tahlequah; Oscar, Pauls Valley; M. J., Healdton; and two sisters, Mrs Bob Lindsey and Mrs. W. M. Bass, also of Healdton.
(From the issue of the Daily Oklahoman dated 11 Nov 1948, page 24.)
Monroe Jackson Altom (1883 - 1927)
Ethel Ladonia Patterson Altom (1890 - 1974)
Mount Olive Cemetery
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Lady In Black
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Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as he understood it. He suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died. Rest in peace, Private First Class Altom.|
Added: Jun. 8, 2010