SSGT Lawrence J. Thornton III

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SSGT Lawrence J. Thornton III

Lancaster, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 7 Jun 1972 (aged 22)
Rayong, Thailand
Burial Lancaster, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 166332703 · View Source
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Lawrence was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Thornton Jr. of Lancaster New York, dear brother of Mrs. Mario Martinez of Miami Florida; Margaret S. Thornton and the dear brother of William M. Thornton both of Lancaster.

He was a graduate of Lancaster High School and later attended Miami-Date Junior College, in Miami Florida before entering service with the US Air Force and completed his basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

SSgt Thornton was on this third tour of Southeast Asia, stationed at the U Tapeo Air Force Base in Thailand assigned as a crew chief of a refueling aircraft with the Strategic Air Command where he died on June 7, 1972.

SSgt Thornton was buried with Full Military Honors in the St Mary's Cemetery, Lancaster.


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  • Added: 2 Jul 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 166332703
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Lawrence J. Thornton III (5 Nov 1949–7 Jun 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 166332703, citing Saint Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Lancaster, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .