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PVT Thomas Marvin Sushinsky

PVT Thomas Marvin Sushinsky

Fallbrook, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 23 Jun 1984 (aged 37)
Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot 12A, 1224
Memorial ID 3852572 · View Source
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Thomas Marvin Sushinsky was born to Herbert and Evelyn Sushinsky on June 23, 1947, in Fallbrook, California. Although Tom and his family resided in Murrieta for several years during his childhood, he spent the majority of his life in Corona, California.

After graduating from Corona Senior High School in June of 1965, Tom chose enlistment over being drafted and entered the United States Army on November 16, 1965. He attended basic training at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, and was then sent to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, to attend AIT for Construction Machine Operator.

While serving in Vietnam, Tom was assigned to the 864th Engineers at Cam Ranh Bay, which was part of the 35th Engineer Group and 18th Engineer Brigade. The 864th was responsible for quarry and asphalt operations. Tom was reassigned to the 102nd Engineers after they took over quarry and asphalt operations, and it was there that he volunteered for the quarry demo team. After his tour in Vietnam, Tom was stationed at Ft. Irwin, California, until he was honorably discharged from the Army in December 1968.

After his military service, Tom was employed as a cement finisher with U.S. Pipe Foundry, in Riverside, California, for more than ten years. Tom passed away on June 23, 1984, in Corona, California, at the age of thirty-seven years old. At the time of his passing, Tom was survived by his parents, one brother, one sister, and his two young daughters.

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  • Maintained by: lilgreenbean
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3852572
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Thomas Marvin Sushinsky (23 Jun 1947–23 Jun 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3852572, citing Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by lilgreenbean (contributor 47030742) .