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LCpl Joseph Averil Ford, III
Birth: Aug. 31, 1943
Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1965, Hong Kong

Joseph graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Germany on June 12, 1961, and enlisted in the Marine Corps later that year. He died just a week before his 22nd birthday, when his KC-130F tanker aircraft crashed at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.
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--Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1965--
Name: Joseph Averil Ford III
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1943
Death Date: 24 Aug 1965
Home City: Parsons
Home State: Kansas
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Single
Citizen Status: U.S.
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam
Casualty Type: Non-Hostile
Reason: Fixed Wing Aircraft Crash at Sea
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: United States Marine Corps
Component: Regular
Military Grade: Lance Corporal
Service Occupation: Field Radio Operator
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Vietnam Wall: Panel 03E - Line 94
 
 
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  Joseph Averil Ford (1917 - 1973)
 
Inscription:

JOSEPH A. FORD III
AUG. 31 | AUG. 23
1943 | 1965
 
Note: The Coffelt Database gives the date of death as August 24, but his gravestone says August 23.
 
Burial:
Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Parsons
Labette County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Allen Monasmith
Originally Created by: af
Record added: Sep 14, 2010
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