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  • Wall Name:FRANCIS X KANE
  • Date of Birth:9/18/1949
  • Date of Casualty:4/21/1968
  • Home of Record:PHILADELPHIA
  • County of Record:PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:51E, 22
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:3/16/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/21/1968
  • Home of Record:ST PAUL
  • County of Record:RAMSEY COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:51E, 22
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


is honored on Panel 51E, Row 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/11/16 - by Robert Sage
    Ronald is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky,OH.
  • PFC Ronald C. Kearsley, USMC

    Posted on 2/24/16 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    Parris Island, SC
    Third Battalion
    Platoon 377

    Commenced Training: 30 May 1967
    Completed Training: 28 July 1967

    SSGT W.R. Herman Jr. - Senior Drill Instructor
    SSGT J.C. Tant - Assistant Drill Instructor
    SGT C.V. Phillips - Assistant Drill Instructor

    Five other members of Platoon 377 were KIA in Viet Nam.
    PFC Raymond Armstrong - Cleveland, OH
    PVT Mario F. Demattio - Kenvil, NJ
    LCPL Joseph Edmonds - Worchester, MA
    LCPL William C. Medeiros - New Bedford, MA
    PFC Robert L. Stolz - Akron, OH

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • Semper Fi Marine.

    Posted on 4/21/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Ronald Charles Kearsley, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Untitled

    Posted on 9/23/04 - by Judy Green
    I never knew you, but i know two things about you..You are my Hero, and someday when I get to Heaven, I will know you by name..Your family and friends are so proud of you..
  • Ronald C. Kearsley

    Posted on 8/11/04 - by Audrey Mackiewicz (WIMSA)
    Ronald C. Kearsley of Sandusky, Ohio, was killed April 21, 1968 at Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. He was a mortarman with Co. H 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was on combat patrol when they made contact with Communist Insurget Forces and was killed by enemy rifle fire during a fierce fire fight.
  • Thank you for your sacrifice.

    Posted on 4/21/04 - by K. Gaddy
    Brave soldier,
    I am a student at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois, and this posting is part of the Gridley High School Posting Project. You will never be forgotten. The memory of your courage and sacrifice will live on forever in the hearts of Americans like myself, inspiring them to achieve greater things, and reminding them of how lucky they are to live in this country. Thank you for your sacrifice.
  • Thank you Marine

    Posted on 3/12/03 - by Donald Lytle
    As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

    As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, MARINE"

    As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

    And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you PFC Kearsley, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!


  • Loved but not forgotten

    Posted on 1/12/99 - by Linda A. Scherer
    I was a classmate, friend and former girlfriend. He was frustrating, energetic, fun to be around and very loveable. He drove me nuts and I am sorry that I could not know the wonderful man that he would have become. I think we could have connected and maybe lived a long and happy life together. It was a loss for all of us that knew him but he was doing what he wanted to do and he gave his life for us and our country and I will always love him for that. LAScherer, Sandusky, OH

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