NAME
Thomas Lynwood Wetherington
NICKNAME
“Willie”
MCSN
266778
HOME OF RECORD
932 12th Street, San Diego, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Lucille Nadine Page
DATE OF BIRTH
Unknown
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 27, 1938
DATE OF LOSS
December 10, 1941
REGION
Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Philippines / Cavite
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
A/1st Separate Marine Bn.
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Wetherington was directing traffic at Cavite Navy Yard on 10 December 1941.
He was killed in action at approximately 12:45 this date, as the result of a Japanese bombing raid – reportedly the first Marine killed in the defense of the Philippines.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Buried in Navy Yard, Cavite, PI”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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