RAIDERS Connor, Thomas John

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Connor
  • FORENAME
Thomas John
  • UNIT
4th Raider Battalion (Company N)
  • RANK
First Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
0-12970
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Bairoko Harbour, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. 20th July 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 21.03.1920 Gilbert, Minnesota, USA
father Thomas J. Connor (1891-1966)
mother Elsie Connor (1887-1974)
graduated Gilbert High School
1941 degree Bachelor of Education Hamline University
employed by Le Sueur Public School
01.07.1941 draft card Saint Paul, Minnesota
12.1944 married Jeanne M. (nee Livingston) Connor (1921-2007)
2 sons (Timothy & Steven)
1948 teaching Alexandria
1968 inducted Hamline University Athletic Hall of Fame
1972 Athletic Director Jefferson High School
1980 retired
died 29.05.1995 Douglas, Minnesota, USA (Aged 75)
Kinkead Cemetery, Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to First Lieutenant Thomas J. Connor (MCSN: 0-12970), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with the Fourth Marine Raider Battalion at New Georgia, Solomon Islands in aggressively leading his platoon to repeated assaults upon enemy strongpoints which were defended by extremely heavy rifle, machine gun and mortar fire on 20 July 1943.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/35806
https://everywhere.hamline.edu/s/1545/16/interior.aspx?sid=1545&gid=1&pgid=1260&cid=2504&ecid=2504&crid=0&calpgid=935&calcid=1976

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146891292/thomas-j-connor
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