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PFC Thomas Robert Ames
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1944
Nelson
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1965, Vietnam

Thomas the son of Lawrence W. Ames of Waterville NY and Mary A. Ames of Oriskany Falls NY enlisted in the US Marine Corps on May 8, 1964 in Albany NY. He was assigned for duty with Company K, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV FMF.

Enroute to their destination while in the South China Sea,on board the LPH-2 USS Iwo Jima, PFC Ames became ill and died of spinal meningitis near the coast of Vietnam prior to the Marines landing in Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. He thus became the first Marine of Seventh Regiment to die on its way to combat in Southeast Asia.

 
 
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  Lawrence W. Ames (1910 - 1974)
  Mary A. Ames (1909 - 1994)
 
Burial:
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Oriskany Falls
Madison County
New York, USA
Plot: Section G, Plot 55
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Apr 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69047498
PFC Thomas Robert Ames
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PFC Thomas Robert Ames
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PFC Thomas Robert Ames
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- wings214
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
A Marine remembered on his 49th Angel Day.
- Robert Fowler
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
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