LCpl Joseph Averil Ford, III

LCpl Joseph Averil Ford, III

Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Death 24 Aug 1965 (aged 21)
Hong Kong
Burial Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 58661784 · View Source
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Joseph graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Germany on June 12, 1961, and enlisted in the Marine Corps later that year. He died just a week before his 22nd birthday, when his KC-130F tanker aircraft crashed at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.

--Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1965--
Name: Joseph Averil Ford III
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1943
Death Date: 24 Aug 1965
Home City: Parsons
Home State: Kansas
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Single
Citizen Status: U.S.
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam
Casualty Type: Non-Hostile
Reason: Fixed Wing Aircraft Crash at Sea
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: United States Marine Corps
Component: Regular
Military Grade: Lance Corporal
Service Occupation: Field Radio Operator

Vietnam Wall: Panel 03E - Line 94

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AUG. 31 | AUG. 23
1943 | 1965

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  • Added: 14 Sep 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Joseph Averil Ford, III (31 Aug 1943–24 Aug 1965), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58661784, citing Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) .