Private Thomas J Hallmark Library 

Private First Class Thomas J Hallmark, US Marine Corp 1260467
Private Thomas J Hallmark was born on January 2, 1935 in Bessemer, Alabama. He had enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and was a member of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.
On July 26, 1953, Private Hallmark was killed in action in the Boulder City Battle against the PVA forces while defending Hills 111 and 126. The Boulder City Battle was one of the last battles fought by the Marines before the Armistice next day. …The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed at Panmunjom at 10:00 on July 27 and the ceasefire went into effect at 22:00. Although the last of the PVA attacks seized Outposts Berlin and East Berlin, they failed to wrest Boulder City from its Marine defenders… The Marines suffered 12 killed and 98 wounded in the fighting, while PVA casualties may have totaled 195 killed and 250 wounded.

For his brave and unselfish service, Private Hallmark was awarded,

  • Purple Heart
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Korean Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Citation
  • Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • United Nations Service Medal
  • Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation
  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

With deep gratitude and admiration, 6.25 Foundation presents a donation of $5,033.00 for thebJonesboro Elementary School Library to be known as The Private Thomas J Hallmark Library. We thank Principal Dr. Anjell Edwards for making this possible.
We thank you Private Hallmark. You are fondly remembered in the hearts of all grateful South Korean people. Rest in peace.