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Thomas J. Ahern
Colonel, United States Marine Corps
From a contemporary press report:

 On September 5, 2001, Colonel Thomas J. Ahern, USMC, (Retired).

Beloved husband of the late Rita Mary (nee Regan) Ahern; devoted father of Thomas Ahern, Jr., Mary Ellen (nee Ahern) and Brandon Leopold, and Stephen Ahern and Penny Watkins. Also survived by brother, Charles Ahern and sister, Ruth Shannon. Mr. Ahern was predeceased by brother, Robert Ahern.

Colonel Ahern served on active duty in the Marine Corps from 1939-1966, flying combat missions in the Pacific during World War II and in Korea. His decorations included The Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, The Bronze Star and eight Air Medals.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, (Wild Lake Interfaith Center), 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., at 12 Noon.

Interment Arlington National Cemetery, October 3, 2001 at 3 p.m.

Those who desire may direct memorials in Colonel Ahern's name to The American Lung Association, 1840 York Rd., Timonium, Maryaland 21093.



AHERN, THOMAS J
COL US MARINE CORPS
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/01/1943 - 07/01/1966
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/07/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 09/05/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/03/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 3417
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

AHERN, RITA M
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/09/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1995
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/13/1995
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 3417
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF AHERN, THOMAS J  COL US MARINE CORPS



TJ Ahern Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Posted: 8 September 2001  Updated: 9 March 2003 Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 18 August 2006
Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Flying Cross 2 awards
 
 

Air Medal 8 awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bronze Star Medal