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LCpl John Francis Kanaczet, Jr

LCpl John Francis Kanaczet, Jr

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 5 Dec 1968 (aged 19)
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Burial Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Section 33, Lot 2821, Grave 1
Memorial ID 68364233 · View Source
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John was the son of Evelyn Ferreira of Providence and stepson of Joseph P. Ferreira and the son of John F. Kanaczet Sr. also of Providence RI. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on October 16 1967 in Providence RI. With orders for duty in Vietnam he arrived in DaNang on March 26, 1968 and was assigned to Company K, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

While in their ambush position northwest of Duyen Son hamlet the men observed an enemy force moving along a trail west towards the foothills and opened fire. Gun fire was returned by the VC wounding one Marine and mortally wounding LCpl Kanaczet while quickly withdrawing into the night.


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 14 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68364233
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl John Francis Kanaczet, Jr (9 Oct 1949–5 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68364233, citing Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .