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TOM PERRY ACTON


is honored on Panel 66E, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/17/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear GSGT Tom Perry Acton, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/11/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR GUNNY ACTON,

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. YOU ARE THOUGHT OF AND PRAYED FOR.

    REST IN PEACE
    SEMPER FI
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  • We never forget

    Posted on 5/23/16
    Park Myers, Jr
    parkslinebacks@acsworld.com
    Fellow Marine in Vietnam
    Mattawana, PA., 17054, USA
    Tom Acton, was my gunnery, sergent, at Delta, CAP., unit, near Dien Ban. He went in my place, with Steve Olsen, driving the truck to deliver water, to other units. I always went with Olsen, but this day, the gunny wanted to go to check, out the area. They hadn't gone more, than 1/2, mile out, of camp, when they were ambushed. If Tom hadn't gone, that day, I would have died with my friend, Olsen. The gunny, saved my life. I've tried to find some, of his family in recent years, but have been unable, to locate anyone. Thank you Gunny, it should have been me.
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  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 5/23/16 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fidelis, Gunny.
  • never forget

    Posted on 10/18/15 - by brother marine
    thank you, Gunny.
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The Wall of Faces

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