Pvt Thomas Edwin Fraser

Photo added by Victor Vilionis

Pvt Thomas Edwin Fraser

  • Birth 16 Jun 1951 Ohsweken, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 4 Apr 1970 Da Nang Municipality, Vietnam
  • Burial Six Nations, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 27263389

Thomas was the son of Edwin T. Fraser and Gwendolyn J. Fraser of Detroit MI and he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on June 18 1968 in Detroit MI. Arriving in Vietnam on July 27, 1969 he was assigned for duty with H&HS-1, MWHG-1, 1st MAW at the Marble Mountain Air Field Facility in Da Nang, Quang Nam Province.

On April 3, 1970 at approximately 1830 Private Fraser and another Marine reported in at the guard shack as both men were on the color detail and it was nearing the evening for the Flag lowering ceremony. All the men in the room were having a friendly conversation when a Corporal who had been on duty picked up a .45 cal pistol, which had been left on his desk, lifted the weapon, extracted the magazine and pulled the trigger…to the surprise of everyone in the room there was a loud "bang", the weapon had discharged. First aid was immediately attempted on the mortally wounded Marine and he was transported and admitted at 1940 to the NAS USNH in Da Nang. All attempts failed at saving Private Fraser's life as his overall condition precluded neurosurgical treatment and he died at 0155 April 4, 1970.


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  • Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 2 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27263389
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Thomas Edwin Fraser (16 Jun 1951–4 Apr 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27263389, citing Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery, Six Nations, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .