Oxnam, Herbert, Col

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0302-Infantry Officer
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1953-1953, 0302, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
Service Years
1948 - 1989



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine Col Herbert Oxnam (Dick).
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TUCSON AZ 85712-2221

Date of Passing
Jul 13, 2009
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Marine Corps League
  2003, Marine Corps League [Verified]

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Herbert Richard (Dick) Oxnam passed away July 13, 2009.

Dick was born in Chicago in 1929, moved to Tucson in 1932, attended Sam Hughes, Mansfield, and Tucson High, graduating in 1947.

A strong patriot, Dick joined the Marine Corps at 18 and served in Korea where he earned the Purple Heart and Bronze star. He served in the Marine Corp and Reserves for 43 years, retiring as a Colonel.

He received degrees from both the U of A and Texas A&M.

Dick married Elizabeth Jane (Raimar) Oxnam, USMCR, in 1954. They have seven children, Donna Oxnam-Frino, Tom, Eric, Kevin, Andrea Dunn, Bert, and Karl. Dick and Betty are the proud grandparents to 13 grandchildren.

Dick worked for Shamrock Dairy for over 30 years and then for the City of Tucson for 22 years where he was the oldest employee when he retired.

Dick was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Marine Corp League. He also volunteered countless hours and donated continuously to several organizations including the Red Cross, United Way and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dick was a Marine, a model citizen, a diligent worker, a beloved father, husband, and son. He will be missed by many.

Services at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte at 12:00 noon Saturday, July 18, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to woundedwarriorproject.org.


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 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
  1952-1953, 0302, Recon Co, FMFPAC
  1953-1953, 0302, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Battle of the Outposts (Vegas - Reno - Carson)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Battle of the Outposts (Vegas - Reno - Carson)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)/Battle of the Samichon River
 Colleges Attended
University of ArizonaTexas A&M University
  1947-1951, University of Arizona
  1950-1951, Texas A&M University
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