|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1948|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1968|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
MOS:0331 M60 Machine Gunner.
Craig was born in Watertown,NY.His parents
later moved to Cape Vincent where he grew
up.His father an Army veteran of WW II died
when Craig was 6 years old.
He enlisted in the Marines October 1966 at the
Albany Recruiting Office.
After completing boot camp and infantry train-
ing he went home on leave.Reporting back to
his next duty station Craig was issued orders
for Vietnam.Craig arrived in Vietnam 14 May
1967 and was assigned to the 1st Platoon with
Hotel Company,2nd Battalion,3rd Marine
Regiment,3rd Marine Division.
The Platoon was in the process of preparing a
defensive night position when Craig stepped on
a hostile booby-trapped mine.Another Marine
and Craig died as a result of fragmentation
wounds to the head and body.
Craig was single and served his country for 1
year,6 months and 16 days.KIA#20,259.
He had been in Vietnam for 8 months and 3
Craig was 20 years and 1 day old.He died one
day after his 20th birthday.
Survived by his mother;Constance P Handley,
a sister;Claudie and his brother;Chris of Valley
Funeral services conducted by the King Funeral
Constance Pilon Handley,mother.
Born October 22,1918
Died April 23-1995
Claude N Handley (1912 - 1956)
Constance Pilon Aubertine (1918 - 1995)
New York, USA
Created by: Tony
Record added: Nov 20, 2012
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