Thomas Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Captain, United States Marine Corps was killed while serving as an adviser to Vietnamese Marines.
KENNEDY, THOMAS J., JR. (KIA)
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas J. Kennedy, Jr. (0-69955), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 12, 1966.
By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Kennedy upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Full Name: THOMAS JOSEPH KENNEDY JR
Date of Birth: 5/18/1930
Date of Casualty: 6/12/1966
Date of Death: 6/12/1966
Home of Record: ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG NGAI
KENNEDY, THOMAS JOSEPH JR
- CAPT USMC
- DATE OF BIRTH: 05/18/1930
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/12/1966
- BURIED AT: SECTION 35 SITE 3294
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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