Thomas Herman OhnesorgeHospital Corpsman 3rd Class
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
24 December 1944 - 24 June 1967
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FOR THE LASTING REMEMBRANCE OF
I met Tom in early 1967 when we were assigned to FMF school at Camp Pendleton. We became good friends, and as many friends did we made big plans for when we got home. Once we arrived in Vietnam we were each sent our separate ways. I was stationed at 1st Med Battalion in Danang.
I was working in Triage the day Tom was injured and brought to us. That turned out to be the worst day of my life as it was the last time I would ever see Tom.
I think about him often, still miss him ... and I am a better person today for having known him.
Douglas Nelson HM3
A Note from The Virtual WallPetty Officer Ohnesorge was assigned to H&S Company, as were all Corpsmen, but he was in the field with Alpha 1/7 when he was wounded on 21 June 1967. He died of his injuries three days later.
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 4 Aug 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009