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LCpl Dennis James Kane

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LCpl Dennis James Kane

  • Birth 24 Aug 1949 Amityville, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1969 Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section X Site 4838
  • Memorial ID 2718842

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


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  • Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2718842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Dennis James Kane (24 Aug 1949–17 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2718842, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .