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LCpl Dennis James Kane
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1949
Amityville
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1969
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Donald was the son of Thomas Kane and Barbara Kane of West Babylon NY, and he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on November 27 1967 in Fort Hamilton NY. He arrived in Vietnam on August 26 1968 where he was assigned for duty with HQ Battery, 2d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

In February five artillery Battery's in support of Operation DEWEY CANYON were positioned on FSB (Fire Support Base) Cunningham located on the Co Ka Va Ridgeline north of the Da Krong River in the Trieu Phong District of Quang Tri Province. In the early morning hours of February 19 the NVA forces launched a ground attack on the Marines, the FSB was hit with a barrage of mortar fire, then a ground attack followed with the enemy firing RPG's (Rocket Propelled Grenades), breaching the perimeter throwing concussion grenades and satchel charges. Three men were killed, two wound later die of their wounds, and seventeen were wounded. One of the casualties was Cpl Kujawa who was killed in the action as a result of the fragmentation wounds he had sustained.

Casualties:

HQ Battery

Dennis James Kane
Donald Lee Kujawa
Russell William Wendler

Company L, 9th Marines

Dickie Gayle Keeler
Thomas Woodrow Sander
 
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section X Site 4838
 
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2718842
LCpl Dennis James Kane
Added by: GLENN
 
 
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Sacrifice is always Remembered
- Victor Vilionis
 Added: Nov. 26, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
Dennis and I were stationed together at Camp Pendleton and the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, California. We flew to Vietnam together, where he went to 12th Marines and I went to 13th Marines.Dennis was killed six days before I was wounded and r...(Read more)
- Stanley Higgins
 Added: Aug. 28, 2011
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