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PFC Thomas Robert Ames

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PFC Thomas Robert Ames

  • Birth 15 Nov 1944 Nelson, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Death 29 Jun 1965 Vietnam
  • Burial Oriskany Falls, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section G, Plot 55
  • Memorial ID 69047498

Thomas the son of Lawrence W. Ames of Waterville NY and Mary A. Ames of Oriskany Falls NY enlisted in the US Marine Corps on May 8, 1964 in Albany NY. He was assigned for duty with Company K, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV FMF.

Enroute to their destination while in the South China Sea,on board the LPH-2 USS Iwo Jima, PFC Ames became ill and died of spinal meningitis near the coast of Vietnam prior to the Marines landing in Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. He thus became the first Marine of Seventh Regiment to die on its way to combat in Southeast Asia.


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 28 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69047498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Thomas Robert Ames (15 Nov 1944–29 Jun 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69047498, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Oriskany Falls, Madison County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .