1LT Cordus Hamilton Thornton

1LT Cordus Hamilton Thornton

Birth
Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Nov 1950 (aged 34)
North Korea
Burial Clinton, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 27774337 · View Source
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1st Lt. Cordus H. Thornton killed in Korea, shot in the head by infamous North Korean Major known only as "The Tiger" for his brutality and love of killing. Thornton's body, hastily buried by his fellow POWs during the 9 day Tiger Death March, has never been found. He left behind his wife the former Mabel Clara Burnside and one daughter.


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  • Maintained by: A Poynter McDaniel
  • Originally Created by: HuntCoTx
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27774337
  • A Poynter McDaniel
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Cordus Hamilton Thornton (24 Apr 1916–1 Nov 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27774337, citing Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Hunt County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by A Poynter McDaniel (contributor 47954358) .