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Corp Marion Bryan Andler, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1951
McKinley County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1970, Cambodia

In Loving Memory ... Corp Marion Bryan Andler.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!

Age: 18
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Jul 21, 1951
Marital Status: Married - Nellie D. Franson (17), daughter of Mary Lee Franson of 1217 12th NW - Albuquerque, New Mexico. They married on 18 April, 1970, less than two months previous to Marion's death in Cambodia. Parents: Father, Marion Andler,Sr. Born Jan. 10, 1927 in Gallup,NM and Died Oct. 11, 1969 in Las Vegas, NM and Buried in Hillcrest Cemetery at the age of 42 yrs, and Mother, Elizabeth (Betty) D. Andler, Born May 9, 1931 and Died June 2, 1998 at the age of 67 yrs, of Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM. He has NO children.
* Paternal Grandparents: Grandmother, Mary Kloubucher Andler and Grandfather, Nickolas Andler.

***** There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you.. How I miss you brother.
He is my brother

***** Marion Bryan Andler - Born: 21 Jul 1951 in Gallup, New Mexico. Died 10 June 1970 in Cambodia. Mother was Betty Andler of 1104 15th NW - Abuqurque, New Mexico. Marion married Nellie D. Franson (17), daughter of Mary Lee Franson of 1217 12th NW - Albuqurque, New Mexico and Sgt James Frederick Franson. They married on 18 April, 1970, less than two months previous to Marion's death in Cambodia. He started his tour in Vietnam on 9 May 1970. He was a Roman Catholic. He was interned on 22 June 1970 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM in Section V Site 1685. Less than a year after her husband's death, on May 8th, 1971, Nellie's mother (Mary Lee Lujan Franson) was slain at her home in what looked like a burgulary. James Franson, a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, died, "about five years ago.

***** United States Census, 1940
Name: Marion Andler
Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Election Precinct 3 Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: New Mexico
Birth Year (Estimated): 1927
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Nick Andler Head M 39 New Mexico - Grandfather
Mary Andler Wife F 32 New Mexico - Grandmother
Marion Andler Son M 13 New Mexico - YOU DAD......
Nick Andler Son M 8 New Mexico - UNCLE
Jewel Ann Andler Daughter F 2 New Mexico - AUNT

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
25th Infantry Division
His tour began on May 9, 1970
Casualty was on Jun 10, 1970

Body was recovered
Panel 09W - Line 36

Corporal Marion Bryan Andler was a casualty of the Vietnam War.

As a member of the Army, CPL Andler served our country until June 10th, 1970 in Cambodia.

He was 18 years old and was married.

Marion died from small arms fire/grenade.

His body was recovered.

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL - Thursday Morning, June 18, 1970
Two City Men Die in Asia, 1 in Combat

Two Albuquerque men Wednesday were reported killed in Southeast Asia . One man was killed in action and the other died in nonhostile action, the Defense Department said.

Dead are PFC Marion B. Andler, 18, husband of Mrs. Nellie Andler, 1217 12th NW and WO James G. Bulloch, husband of Mrs. Judith J. Bulloch 1013 10th Loop, Sandia Base.

PFC Andler was killed in action June 10, the Army said. Officials said he was a passenger in a military vehicle, in a combat operation "when a hostile force was encountered" in Cambodia. He previously had been reported as action.

Andler's 17 year old wife of two months said he had completed his junior year at Albuquerque High School last spring and that he joined the Army last November.

Andler and his wife, the former Nellie Franson, also a former Albuquerque High student, were married April 18, 1970 while he was home on a 21 day leave, prior to his Southeast Asia assignment.

He was assigned to the Fourth Armored Cavalry, and had been in Vietnam two weeks, then in Cambodia two weeks prior to his death.

Mrs. Andler said her husband had been a construction worker before joining the Army. Andler had participated in ROTC at AHS and had played football at the school she said.

He was born in Gallup and came to Albuquerque in 1963. He was a member of San Felipe Catholic Church.


Albuquerque Journal
13 May 1970
Abuquerque, New Mexico
In a double-ring ceremony at San Felipe Church, Miss Nellie D. Franson became the bride of Marion B. Andler with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James McNiff officiating

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary L. Franson, 1217 12th NW, and the bridegroom is the son of Mrs, Betty Andler, 1104 11th NW.

For her wedding, the bride chose a floor-length gown of Chantilly lace, styled with a cathedral train. Her veil of illusion edged with lace was attached to a headpiece of pearlized lace pedals.

Honor attendants were Mr. and Mrs. James De La Fuente.
Bridesmaids were misses Jeannie Pope, Dixie Andler, Sylvia Jaramillo, and Dora Aragon. Ushers were Michael Chavez, Isidro Chavez and Joe Lucero.

After a trip to Gallup the couple is at home at 1217 12th NW. Andler is serving in the U. S. Army.


Family links: 
  Marion Andler (1927 - 1969)
  Elizabeth D Andler (1931 - 1998)
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Section V Site 1685
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Corp Marion Bryan Andler, Jr
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- Sheila Cole Deinhart
 Added: Aug. 22, 2016

- snm
 Added: Aug. 19, 2015
Sir,We never met and your sacrafice occured 45 years ago today which was before I was born. Thank you for all you did for this country and know my family appreciates you. Tropic Lightning soldiers are my heros.
- GS
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