|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1950|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1970|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Steven, the son of Robert Cronrath and Elizabeth Cronrath, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on August 25, 1969 in Philadelphia PA. He arrived in Vietnam on February 4, 1970 and was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
A CUPP (Combined Unit Pacification Program) squad on patrol near the Phu Tai village complex in Que Son District spotted ten suspected VC carrying sacks of rice approximately 150 meters east of the squad's position. The PF (Vietnamese Popular Force) members engaged the VC with small arms fire who began to flee and the patrol lost visual contact of the enemy.
During the pursuit the squad was hit by enemy fire from nearby huts and was pinned down, during the fire fight that followed two Marines were killed in action and one was wounded. PFC Cronrath was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of enemy rifle fire.
Steven Mark Cronrath
Paul Joseph Guelig
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Panel 11W - Line 44
Philadelphia Memorial Park
Plot: Section C.B., Lot 338, Grave 03
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Jim Wray
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66012725
True, they tell us wreaths of glory Evermore will deck his brow.But this soothes the anguish only. Sweeping o'er our heartstrings now,Sleep today, O early fallen,In thy green and narrow bed,Dirges from the pines and cypressMingle with the tears we shed---...(Read more)|
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