Frank Thornton, Jr

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
25 June 1930 - 05 May 1964
Thomasville, Georgia
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Frank Thornton, Jr

05 Aug 2007

Frank was the first of 29 from Thomas County lost in Vietnam. Just wanted to recoginze him for what he gave.

From a friend,
Charles Echols

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Ten men were killed when an Army C-7A transport (tail number 61-2593) was shot down near My Tho on 05 May 1964:
  • Aircrew, 61st Avn Co
    • CPT William C. Osborn, Tipton, IN
    • WO George R. Graham, Port Byron, IL
    • SP5 Donald L. Nelson, Port Huron, MI
    • SP4 Carmine A. Cervellino, Patchogue, NY

  • Passengers
    • LtCol George E. Chamberlin, Coral Gables, FL, HQ, MAAGV
    • MAJ Courtney P. Hollar, Shippensburg, PA, Adv Team 95
    • SP5 Frank Thornton, Thomasville, GA, Adv Team 93
    • SP4 William J. Montgomery, Leupp, AZ, Det 5, 1st SF Group
    • SP4 Clair D. Doty, Hillsdale, MI, MAAGV Advisors
    • PFC Carl W. Grimes, Fond Du Lac, WI, HHC, 145th Avn Bn

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 05 Aug 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009