Refugio Jose Cantu
Sergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
San Antonio, Texas
May 21, 1941 to March 05, 1967
REFUGIO J CANTU is on the Wall at Panel 16E, Line 19

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Combat Action Ribbon
 

 
27 May 2002

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)


Refugio Jose Cantu,
Sergeant of Marines,
was buried on 14 March 1967,
in Plot V-0-1564,
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery,
San Antonio, Texas,
among other men of courage and integrity.

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 05 March 1967 Charlie and Delta Companies, 1/9 Marines, assaulted NVA forces emplaced around Phu An. The NVA were defeated at the cost of at least eleven Marines killed in action:
  • Charlie 1/9:
    • SGT Refugio J. Cantu, San Antonio, TX
    • SGT Pedro Leon, Kansas City, MO
    • LCPL Anthony M. Orlando, Selden, NY
    • PFC Dewey H. Brown, Houston, TX
    • PFC Roy A. Schaefer, Fond Du Lac, WI

  • Delta 1/9:
    • LCPL Magdaleno Tarango, Lordsburg, NM
    • PFC Carl F. Mowery, Springfield, OH
    • PFC Edward G. Ray, Detroit, MI
    • PFC David A. Taylor, Thomaston, GA

  • Mortars, H&S 1/9:

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