Ferran, Tom, LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1994-1994, 1302, MARDET USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
Service Years
1966 - 1996
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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This Remembrance Profile was originally created by LtCol Tom Ferran (MOOSE) - Deceased
Contact Info
Last Address
POB 2508
Date of Passing
Aug 01, 2015
Location of Interment
Riverside National Cemetery (VA) - Riverside, California

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
USMC Scout Sniper Association Military Order of World Wars (MOWW)Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Military Order of the Purple Heart
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)Post 911
National Cemetery Administration (NCA)1st Marine Division Association
  1998, USMC Scout Sniper Association
  2001, Military Order of World Wars (MOWW)
  2003, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  2003, Military Order of the Purple Heart
  2003, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  2003, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  2012, American Legion, Post 911 (Member at Large) (Tri-Lakes, Colorado)
  2015, National Cemetery Administration (NCA)
  2019, 1st Marine Division Association

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Thomas D. Ferran III, 68, passed away on August 1, 2015 in his home surrounded by family in Murrieta, California. Tom was born in Queens, New York and is survived by his wife, Janet Ferran of Colorado Springs; brother Kenneth Ferran of New York City; daughter Jocelyn Chavez of Riverside; son Thomas D. Ferran IV of Murrieta; and former wife Lynn Coffman of Murrieta.

Tom graduated from St. John‚??s Preparatory School in 1965 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966. He served in Vietnam, 1st Marine Division as a Scout/Sniper 1966-1967. Tom received 2 Purple Hearts, 5 Presidential Unit Citations and the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon. Tom returned home, graduated from University of California, Long Beach and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Tom served another 10 years as a Marine Corps officer. He then joined the California Army National Guard, commanding an Infantry Company followed by service as Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer. During Desert Storm, Tom transferred to the United States Army Reserves and served on the U.S.S. Blue Ridge as an Army Advisor to the 7th Fleet. Tom was medically retired in 1996 as Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry.

Outside of military service, Tom was the sniper consultant to the movie ‚??Sniper‚??. He also was interviewed and contributed to the History Channel series ‚??Sniper‚?¶One Shot One Kill‚??. Tom‚??s Vietnam Marine Sniper experiences are featured in the books: ‚??Death from Afar‚??, ‚??Stalk and Kill‚?? and ‚??Crosshairs on the Kill Zone‚??. In 1997, Tom founded the United States Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Association, now with over 1,200 members. In the corporate world, Tom was Director of Safety and Risk Management for Taco Bell, 1986-1990 and Jack in the Box, 1990-1995.

Tom will be laid to rest with full military honors at Riverside National Cemetery on August 13, 2015.

Co-founder and former President (8 yrs) and Chairman (7 years) of the USMC Scout/Sniper Association.

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THE OBJECTIVE IS MAKING THE OTHER POOR DUMB BASTARD DIE FOR HIS COUNTYRY! HAVE GUN (M40 Sniper Rifle)WILL TRAVEL! There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter...Ernest Hemingway


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  1967-1967, 8541, HQ Co, 26th Marine Regiment

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 HQ Co, 26th Marine Regiment Details

HQ Co, 26th Marine Regiment
The 26th Marine Regiment (26th Marines) is a deactivated infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. The 26th Marines were activated in 1944 and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II and were activated again on March 1, 1966 and fought in the Battle of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War.
Parent Unit
26th Marine Regiment
USMC Company
Created/Owned By
40  Fletcher, Stephen (Fletch), Cpl 7517

Last Updated: May 31, 2018
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211 Members Also There at Same Time

Abilla, Francisco, GySgt, (1953-1973) 8541 Staff Sergeant
Dooley, Gary, SSgt, (1958-1978) 8541 Sergeant
DuFault, Leo, SSgt, (1960-1980) 8541 Sergeant
Holder, Bob, MGySgt, (1957-1988) 8541 Platoon Sergeant
Harris, Gary, Sgt, (1966-1969) 8541 Corporal
Lownds, David, Col, (1942-1972) 3 0302 Colonel
Allen, Dale Charles, 2ndLt, (1966-1967) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Deibert, Harold J. E., Capt, (1951-1972) 3 0302 Second Lieutenant
McGill, James Barry, 2ndLt, (1963-1967) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Holycross, Richard Lake, CWO2, (1949-1967) 3 0302 Chief Warrant Officer 2
Teffeteller, Gary, MGySgt, (1965-1989) 4 0491 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Smith, Agrippa, SgtMaj, (1942-1980) 3 0311 Sergeant Major
Cooper, Manuel, GySgt, (1960-1980) 1 0193 Gunnery Sergeant
Henninger, Gary, GySgt, (1956-1970) 3 0369 Gunnery Sergeant
Bacon, William Ivor Tenney, SSgt, (1959-1967) 6 0629 Staff Sergeant
Estes, Leo. ( Lee ), SSgt, (1956-1970) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
Granger, Charley, SSgt, (1966-1969) 1 0141 Staff Sergeant
Hansberry, James, MGySgt, (1958-1983) 28 2861 Staff Sergeant
Peterson, George, SSgt, (1964-1971) 28 2867 Staff Sergeant
Prettyman, Kenneth (Ken), GySgt, (1959-1980) 25 2537 Staff Sergeant
Acker, Leroy, Sgt, (1964-1968) 1 0141 Sergeant
Boyer, Jeff, Sgt, (1967-1969) 3 0331 Sergeant
Candales, Bob, Sgt, (1967-1976) 3 0913 Sergeant
Collins, Jimmy, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
Collins, Jimmy, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Sergeant
Gardner, Larry Wayne, Sgt, (1964-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Graham, Floyd, Sgt, (1965-1969) 28 2831 Sergeant
Guidry, Roland, Sgt, (1963-1967) 25 2511 Sergeant
Huntington, Bruce, Sgt, (1961-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Jones, Milton, Sgt, (1964-1968) 28 2815 Sergeant
Justin, Joseph, Sgt, (1966-1969) 2 0239 Sergeant
Kincaid, Paul Eddie, Sgt, (1964-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Knipple, Forrest, Sgt, (1967-1970) 3 0369 Sergeant
Koenig, Howard, Sgt, (1964-1970) 1 0141 Sergeant
Kritz, Eugene Richard, Sgt, (1954-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
Linder, Herbert, Sgt, (1963-1967) 3 0311 Sergeant
McPhillips, Michael, Sgt, (1965-1969) 59 5931 Sergeant
Mikels, James Herbert, Sgt, (1965-1968) 1 0141 Sergeant
Phillips, Thomas, Sgt, (1967-1971) 3 0317 Sergeant
Roberts, Glenn, Sgt, (1966-1968) 2 0201 Sergeant
Smith, Terrence Glen, Sgt, (1961-1968) 3 0311 Sergeant
Watson, James, Sgt, (1962-1968) 3 0311 Sergeant
Adams, Harry J, Cpl, (1965-1968) 25 2532 Corporal
Bowles, Douglas, Cpl, (1967-1970) 3 0311 Corporal
Caldwell, Robert Edward, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0331 Corporal
Camp, Mike, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3 0317 Corporal
Chiantella, Andrew, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0341 Corporal
Childs, Russ, Cpl, (1965-1968) 3 0312 Corporal
Crouch, Stephen, Cpl, (1967-1970) 3 0311 Corporal
Delgado, Ernesto, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Faulkner, Larry Allen, Cpl, (1966-1967) 3 0311 Corporal
Fraley, Thomas, Cpl, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
Frazier, Jackie, Cpl, (1966-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
Furlong, Edward, Cpl, (1965-1967) 3 0311 Corporal
Gamlin, Scott "Red", Cpl, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
Greene, John Wayne, Cpl, (1966-1968) 3 0311 Corporal
Grissett, Carlisle, Cpl, (1966-1969) 3 0331 Corporal
Harrington, Hayward, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Corporal
Harrington, Hayward, Sgt, (1965-1969) 3 0311 Corporal

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