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Tom Rainsberry - C.V.V.A. American Liaison Officer

Thomas O. Rainsberry
C.V.V.A. American Liaison Officer

"Tom"  "Rains"  "Rainman"

Military Career in The Marine Corps

  • Thomas O. Rainsberry enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on September 08, 1971 and went Active Duty, January 06, 1972.

  • Tom served in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam and assigned to the Battalion Landing Team, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, Third Marine Division aboard the USS Okinawa LPH-3, November 1972.

  • The "Rainman" also served aboard the USS Inchon LPH-12, January 1973, in the Gulf of Tonkin. His duties were Administrative Clerk, Unit Diary Clerk, and Administrative Chief, or (Grunt/Office Pogy)

  • Tom was Honorably Discharged from The Marines in 1973, at Camp Pendleton, California.

Civilian Accomplishments of "Rainman"

  • Tom served three, 2 year terms as North Dakota State President for Vietnam Veterans of America. He is founder of 2 Chapters in ND, serving on the ND Vietnam Veterans Foundation, NDVVA State Council, Past Chapter offices, and The National Disciplinary Committee and Membership.

  • Thomas also served on several positions in the American Legion on the local level, including the Second District Commander, Grand Chef de Gare du ND and several other positions within the Forty et Eight , (The honor society of the American Legion).

  • Tom "Rains" served on memberships for the AMVETS, Legion, VVA, VFW, and Collegiate Vets. He also served 12 years on The Administrative Committee of Vietnam Affairs, (Governor Appointment), Life member of the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Wars, and the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association.

 

Military Medals Awarded

US National Defense Service MedalRepublic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 DeviceRepublic of Vietnam Service Medal

 

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