L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground
47 Ave., Greenpoint Ave. bet. 42 St. and 43 St.
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Bounded by Greenpoint and 42nd Avenues and 47th and 43rd Streets, this site was acquired December 18, 1936 as part of Thomson Hill Park, and named for war hero Thomas P. Noonan on May 14, 1996.
Noonan (1943-1969) was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1966. On December 26, 1967 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and in July 1968, he was sent to the Republic of Vietnam, where he served as a mortarman and later as a rifleman in the Third Marine Division. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on New Year’s Day in 1969.