Thomas Frederick Eckman

Thomas Frederick Eckman

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Aug 1966 (aged 18)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 2, Row 15
Memorial ID 25645581 · View Source
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On August 1, 1966, Thomas Eckman was among those killed by a sniper shooting from the University Tower. He huddled with Claire Wilson, his girlfriend, outside Benedict Hall after the shooting started, possibly shielding her. Thomas was shot after Claire Wilson was shot in her abdomen that left Claire to survive the incident. Eckman died in the hospital. In Thomas' memory, Frederick and Martha Eckman established the Thomas F. Eckman Memorial Collection in the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of BGSU's Jerome Library, donating the core poetry collection and establishing a fund for its continued growth.

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  • Created by: Debra Baktis
  • Added: 30 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25645581
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Frederick Eckman (2 Oct 1947–1 Aug 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25645581, citing Saints Peter And Paul Cemetery, Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Debra Baktis (contributor 12416101) .