Thomas William Markunas

Army of the United States
20 April 1948 - 09 May 1969
New York, New York
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Thomas William Markunas

13 Feb 2007

I would just like to say that I never got to meet my Uncle Thomas but he and my mother were very close and I know his death was very hard on our family. I was born in August of 69, 3 months after he was killed. He was killed on May 9th, 1969 by a booby trap in Quang Ngai Province. He is deeply missed by all of us! God Bless You and everyone else who sacrificed themselves in Vietnam.

Your nephew,
John Thomas Timozek

19 Mar 2007

I found this a long time ago and think of my husband every time I read it!

Don't think of him as gone away -
his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know that day,
how nothing but
our sadness can really pass away.
Think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost...
and he is loved so much.

From his wife,
Lucille M. Markunas

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Alpha Company, 5/46th Infantry, lost two men on 09 May 1969: SGT Thomas W. Markunas and SP4 Alvin Merricks of Orlando, Florida.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 13 Feb 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009