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Pvt Thomas Francis Ganion

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Pvt Thomas Francis Ganion

Birth
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death
21 Jul 1967 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Plot
4C, Sec.11, Grave 3, GHS
Memorial ID
64978927 View Source

Pvt. U.S. Army Vietnam War-Pvt. Ganion was killed in action by small arms fire on 7-21-1967 while serving at Long Khanh Province in South Vietnam while being assigned as an Infantryman to Troop L of the 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, USARV. Pvt. Ganion started his tour of Vietnam on August 23, 1966. He was a month away from coming home.

He is the son of Mr. Adolph & Mrs. Ruth {Dalrymple} Ganion of 705 Voris Street, Peoria, Illinois and attended Woodruff H.S., and was in the Army on September 5, 1963, and did his training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and his AIT at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and did a short tour in Ulm, Germany.

He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Taylor of Peoria, Miss Rose Ganion of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Miss Susan Ganion of Peoria, and three brothers, Adolph Ganion III, of Peoria, David Ganion, and Michael Ganion of Creve Coeur, Illinois.

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal.

Pvt. U.S. Army Vietnam War-Pvt. Ganion was killed in action by small arms fire on 7-21-1967 while serving at Long Khanh Province in South Vietnam while being assigned as an Infantryman to Troop L of the 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, USARV. Pvt. Ganion started his tour of Vietnam on August 23, 1966. He was a month away from coming home.

He is the son of Mr. Adolph & Mrs. Ruth {Dalrymple} Ganion of 705 Voris Street, Peoria, Illinois and attended Woodruff H.S., and was in the Army on September 5, 1963, and did his training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and his AIT at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and did a short tour in Ulm, Germany.

He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Taylor of Peoria, Miss Rose Ganion of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Miss Susan Ganion of Peoria, and three brothers, Adolph Ganion III, of Peoria, David Ganion, and Michael Ganion of Creve Coeur, Illinois.

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal.


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