Lance Corporal Timothy Dale Vaughn

LCpl Vaughn US Marine Corps
2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division
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Born: November 20, 1957, Brush
Enlisted: September 1977
Died: November 3, 1978, California
Buried: Akron Cemetery

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Vaughn of Akron.

Akron Cemetery Stone

Military Marker

November 9, 1978 - The Akron News-Reporter

Tim Vaughn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Vaughn of Akron, was killed last Friday morning as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 15 in California.

Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, morning, November 8 from the Akron Methodist Church. Burial was in the Akron Cemetery with military graveside services.

Marine Lance Corporal Timothy Dale Vaughn, 20, son of Sandra and Dale Vaughn of Akron lost his life in a Jeep-truck accident in California on Friday, November 3, 1978. He was returning to his base at Camp Pendelton, California from desert maneuvers with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division when the accident occurred.

He was born at Brush on November 20, 1957, and had lived in Akron his entire life until joining the Marine Corps in 1977.

He attended grade and high school in Akron, graduating with the class of 1976. He was in Who's Who Among High School Students for two years, and was the recipient of a citizenship award. Tim was homecoming attendant during his sophomore year, and was a member of the "A" club. Being a sports enthusiast, he played football for four years, was a member of the track team for three years, played two years of basketball and was a wrestler for one year.

Tim joined the Marine Corps Delay Entry Program in February 1977, and was called to active duty for training at Sand Diego, California in September of 1977. He earned an expert marksmanship award and recently had been meritoriously promoted to his present rank in recognition of his outstanding performance, proficiency, and demonstrated professional abilities.

After graduation from high school, he had attended Ames Community College at Greeley for two semesters. Left to mourn his passing are his parents; a sister Juliana Vaughn, a brother Kenneth Vaughn; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Salley and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Vaughn, also of Akron, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.


Photograph contributed by Sandy Vaughn.

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