Arturo Alvarado Cauble

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
08 October 1947 - 04 March 1969
Fort Davis, Texas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Arturo Alvarado Cauble

11 Apr 2006

Arturo Alvarado Cauble was a Fort Davis, Texas native and resident. The casualty pages list it as Fort David. Fort Davis is the home of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory and is a quaint small town in the Davis Mountains of West Texas west of Pecos, Texas and south of Interstate 20. It is a town known for its old west atmosphere.

Arturo enlisted in the Marines about a year after graduating from high school. He had been in the Marines less than a year when he was killed in hostile action in Vietnam. He is remembered by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial located in Midland, Texas. May his sacrifice never be forgotten.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During the first few days of March 1969 the 3rd Bn, 26th Marines was involved in Operation TAYLOR COMMON west of An Hoa, Quang Nam Province. At this point the opposing NVA/VC forces had taken a beating and were withdrawing rapidly before the advancing Marines - but as always they fought a bitter rear-guard action. On 04 March Kilo 3/26 came under heavy fire from an entrenched enemy force. Other 3/26 elements moved to assist Kilo; by the time the enemy fortifications had been cleared, five Marines and one sailor were dead:
  • I Company:
  • K Company:
    • LCpl Jeffrey C. Barthol, Allentown, PA
    • Pfc Arturo A. Cauble, Fort Davis, TX

  • M Company:
TAYLOR COMMON ended on 08 March; the 3/26 Marines had killed 295 NVA/VC troops and taken 27 prisoners, but they had lost 33 men with another 149 wounded.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762
11 Apr 2006

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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