Thomas Joseph Kennedy, Jr.
Captain, United States Marine Corps
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Thanks to Edward Tipshus for telling us of this American hero.

Thomas Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Captain, United States Marine Corps was killed while serving as an adviser to Vietnamese Marines.

KENNEDY, THOMAS J., JR. (KIA)

Synopsis:

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
Rank: CAPTAIN
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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Posted: 8 May 2011
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TJ Kennedy Gravesite PHOTO By Edward Tiphus May 2011
Photo By Edward Tipshus, Submitted May 2011