In Memory

Arnold Tinkum

Ether Arnold Tinkum
Private First Class
  Home of Record:  Wichita, KS
  Date of birth:   05/02/1948

  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:            Private First Class
  ID No:           56429018
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            C CO, 2ND BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV

  Start Tour:      06/30/1968
  Incident Date:   09/15/1968
  Casualty Date:   09/15/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire


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04/04/11 11:14 AM #1    

Nancy Steffen (Hendrich)

Ether Arnold Tinkum:  02 May 1948--15 Sept 1968, died in the Republic of Viet Nam, Department of the Army

07/19/11 10:12 AM #2    

Mike Pledger

Arnie and I were baseball buddies. We played on the same team all through Jr. High at Allison. I remember when we were about 12 or 13 he tried to get me to chew Red Mule plug chewing tobacco. Knew my mom would kill me so I passed. Arnie was a quite person and as far as I know didn't make a lot of friends at West. One of the hardest things I did at that time was go to his funeral. I realize now how lucky we all are that he was willing to give his life to insure our freedom.

Thanks Arnie!

05/06/17 11:01 PM #3    

MaryLynne Perkins (Ellis)

Pvt. Arnold Tinkum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tinkum, 1715 S. Glenn, has been stationed in South Vietnam with 9th Infantry Division after completing advanced infantry training at Fort Polk, La. A 1966 graduate of West High, Tinkum joined the Army in January 1968 and has been in Vietnam since July 1.

Wichita Eagle, Thurs. August 15 1968, page 17


Wednesday, September 18, 1968   Paper: Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas)   Page: 21 

Services Pending for Ether A. Tinkum, Killed in Vietnam

Services were pending here Tuesday for Pfc. Ether A. Tinkum, 20, who was killed in Sunday in Vietnam.

Born May 2, 1948, in Flagler, Colo., he came to Wichita in 1954 and was graduated in 1966 from West High School. He had been employed by Griff's, Harmon Machine Co., and The Boeing Co. before entering the Army Jan. 16, 1968. He had been with the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam since July 1.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Tinkum, 1715 S. Glenn; a brother Jim of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Marsha Henderson  and Mrs. Janice Watts, both of Wichita, and a grandmother, Mrs. Florence Tinkum, Wichita.

Broadway Mortuary has charge. Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

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