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Thomas M. Lufkin U.S. Marine Corps WWII
Thomas M. Lufkin U.S. Marine Corps WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 12/29/1926
Died On: 10/13/2003 Last Residence: 95404, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California,
Street Address: Apawamis Avenue
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - Sixth Regiment of the Second Division

Veteran Code: USMC-35


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Thomas M. Lufkin

Thomas Murray McDonnell Lufkin was born on December 29, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, his father, John McDonnell, was 36 and his mother, Marie, was 23. His father died at age 40 and is mother remarried his step father Elgood Lufkin. In Rye along with his brother John, his family lived at Country Gardens and were members of the Church of the Resurrection.

Thomas was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1945. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

After the war he would write a series of articles about his travels down south and in the Caribean. He would also continue his education graduating Yale in 1952

Thomas married Detroit Debutante Janey Briggs Fisher on June 11, 1953 in Lake Shoe, MI. The couple would move to Sheridan, WY and they would have one son and two daughters. Later they would move again to Pacific Palisades, CA. Thomas worked as a television and radio executive for the ABC Network and later for Ted Bates & Co.

Thomas Murray McDonnell Lufkin died on October 13, 2003, in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 76.




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