Thomas D. McNamara

World War II
Service #37075129
RankStaff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
Date of DeathDecember 1, 1943
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

Staff Sgt. McNamara was initially listed as missing in action with Jan. 22, 1946 as his Administrative Date of Death. His remains were later recovered and repatriated to the U.S. for burial. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Purple Heart