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Corp Adam Cantu

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Corp Adam Cantu

  • Birth 12 Oct 1949 Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Death 5 Feb 1970 Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Garden of Prayer 33
  • Memorial ID 76675713

Cpl Cantu#2583583
MOS:0311 Rifleman.

Adam was born in Eagle Pass.The Cantu Family
moved to Forth Worth.He graduated from Fort
Worth Technical High School,where he was an
ROTC member of D Company.
He enlisted in the Marines 3 June 1968 at the
Dallas Recruiting Office.
Adam arrived in Vietnam 3 August 1969,where
he was assigned to 3rd Force Recon,III MAF.
Two young brothers,half a world apart,died
Thursday of bullet wounds to the head.Ruben
18 years old,a younger brother of Adam,died
of a self-inflicted bullet to the head.Ruben
was found death about 4am in the kitchen of
his home.
The medical examiner said that he had been
shot between the eyes.A small caliber pistol
lay at his side.
In Vietnam,at approximately 0845H,Adam 20
years old,died as a result of a bullet wound
to the head from hostile forces rifle fire.
Adam and a recon team were on a long recon-
naissance patrol mission two miles from the
Laotian border in the Ashua Valley and 6 kilo-
meters west of A Luoi Village.Adam and 3
Marines in the recon patrol were killed during
the engagement with hostile forces.
Adam was single and served his country for 1
year,8 months and 2 days.KIA#48,357.
He had been in Vietnam for 6 months and a
days.
Adam was 20 years,3 months and 24 days old.
Survived by his parents;Epigmenio & Ernestine
Morin Cantu and 2 sisters;Rachel and Ruth of
3716 Grove St S,Fort Worth,TX.
His 2 brothers;Epigmenio Daniel and Martin
David Cantu with the US Army in Germany.

NOTE:
Ruben Cantu,his younger brother buried in the
same location.
11/01/1951-02/05/1970
Memorial#76675714


Family Members

Parents

Inscription

CPL 3 Force Recon Co III MAF Vietnam Purple Heart


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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: Sonja Brumley Vaughn
  • Added: 18 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76675713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Adam Cantu (12 Oct 1949–5 Feb 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76675713, citing Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .