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JOSEPH CLAYTON THORNE
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
Mar 14, 2014


Whiskey  Mike 3/26
Joe was with 3rd Batt. 26th Marines. He was KIA on operation Taylor Common. He is remembered by 3/26 Marines.
Mar 17, 2010


Mick  Regan
usmc vietnam vet lima 3/26 68-69
GOD BLESS REST IN PEACE MARINE
Mar 17, 2009


manny  g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 17, 2008


Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Co.
~ In Remembrance ~

"SOME PEOPLE SPEND AN ENTIRE LIFETIME WONDERING IF THEY MADE A DIFFERENCE, THE MARINES DON'T HAVE THAT PROBLEM"... President Ronald Reagan.....In Remembrance of this Young Marine, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well Pfc. Joseph Clayton Thorne and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967.
Aug 15, 2007


joseph brown
joe_sails@yahoo.com
good friend
2144 west lakeshore drive
wilmington,nc 28401 Usa
ode' to a friend
i lived in hyattsville, md (actually little ol' edmonston, md) and was one of joe thorn's best friends. we joined the marine corps on the "buddy system" and went to basic at paris island july and august 1968. we went together through ITR and BST at camp geiger, nc. we then were transfered to camp pendleton (los pogas) and went through more training. we flew to okinawa (we were there for 5 days) and flew on to da nang where we stayed for about 2 weeks. we were separated into different battalions of the 26th marine regiment and sent to the bush: i went to 1/26 and he went to 3/26. i was in country for about 2 months and received a letter from wayne thames who lived in edmonston. he informed me that joe had been killed in action. i was very upset and cried. i was very fortunate to make it back alive.had many close calls. when i got back to the states, i was stationed at camp lejune, nc and i met someone who said he was with joe (i beleive he said kilo company 3/26)who saw joe get hit in the back during an ambush. not sure who had ambushed whom. so sad relating this story. with tears in my eyes i remember how alive and young joe was and what a good marine he was. god what a waste.god what a waste.
Wednesday, November 03, 1999

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