USMC L/Cpl Bradford Thomas Griffin



The History

USMC L/Cpl Bradford Thomas Griffin was killed in action in Vietnam on September 12, 1967.  He was 19 years old.



The Family

USMC L/Cpl Bradford Thomas Griffin was from Rome, NY.  He was the son of Mr. William Griffin and Mrs. Alice Jones.  His stepfather was Mr. Carlton Jones.  He had three brothers, Michael Griffin, Seamon M. Griffin and Mark Griffin and three sisters, Mrs. Frederick (Diane) Fenton, Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) Kellogg and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Murphy.


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More Story

L/Cpl Griffin was the first Roman to be killed in Vietnam.  He had served a 13 month tour in Vietnam when he was wounded.  He received the Purple Heart.  He returned for his second tour of duty after having a 30 day leave at home, he was killed two weeks later. L/Cpl Griffin served with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.



And More

USMC L/Cpl Bradford Thomas Griffin is buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rome, NY.  Freedom Park will not let you be forgotten.


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