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The Birdcage

The Birdcage

This is in regard to John Tonkin’s comments in the last Grit: He signed in as

John Tonkin
Birdcager 1956 – 58
A Co. 1st Plt.

When the U.S.Navy turned over the Clarksville Navy Base to Fort Campbell, KY, they also turned over a parade field/athletic field. In the corner of that field is a memorial plaque, cast in bronze and mounted on a brick pedestal that reads…

No one at Fort Campbell knows anything about PFC Tyler, or how he “died in the performance of his duty” Do you think any of the “Birdcage Marines” have any information?

Charles S. Bloodworth

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