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RODNEY SALVADOR CANTOHOS

  • Wall Name:RODNEY S CANTOHOS
  • Date of Birth:5/9/1946
  • Date of Casualty:2/13/1968
  • Home of Record:WAIPAHU
  • County of Record:HONOLULU CITY AND COUNTY
  • State:HI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:39E, 18
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

ROBERT JOHN CHAMBERS

  • Wall Name:ROBERT J CHAMBERS
  • Date of Birth:3/6/1948
  • Date of Casualty:2/13/1968
  • Home of Record:PHILADELPHIA
  • County of Record:PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:39E, 18
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH

JOHN LEROY CAREY


is honored on Panel 39E, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/10/12 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

    John is buried at Westminster Mem Gardens,Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA.

  • Remembered

    Posted on 12/2/10
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • The Gettysburg Times Salutes

    Posted on 3/19/10 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net

    JOHN LEROY CAREY



    United States Marine Corps







    "He was there (in Vietnam) only two weeks," exclaimed his brother Larry, still in disbelief some 31 years after John's death.



    Although John was born in Adams County in Gettysburg on October 30, 1946, he spent his youth near Gardners. The son of Chester A. and Dorothy M. Carey, young John spent his formative years obtaining his education in the South Middleton Township School District, eventually graduating in 1966 from Carlisle Senior High School. After classes, he enjoyed extracurricular activities such as lifting weights, and - according to his high school yearbook - had planned to enter the woodworking field as a cabinetmaker.



    After he finished his education, John went to work for the Hot Pressed Wheel Company in Carlisle. He decided to leave the company after only a few months to enter the Marine Corps. Enlisting on October 18, 1966, John spent his initial training phase at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and then transferred to Camp Pendleton on the West Coast.



    He arrived for duty in South Vietnam on February 1, 1968, as a Lance Corporal in C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.



    John's company was deployed west of the port city of Da Nang. During the first two weeks of February, the company conducted a number of patrols in the area against North Vietnamese troops, principally belonging to the 31st North Vietnamese Army Regiment. Less than two weeks after his arrival in Vietnam, the 21-year-old Carey was killed instantly by an enemy explosive device while participating in one of these sweeps with his company. He lost his life one day short of Valentine's Day, 1968.



    After his death, John made the long journey home to his native Pennsylvania, where he was laid to rest in the Westminster Memorial Gardens in Carlisle. John's name is illustrated on Panel 39 east, Line 18.



    Semper Fidelis, Marine!



    Thanks to Wayne E. Motts, military history reseacher, for the above photo and info.

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  • Thank you LCPL John Leroy Carey

    Posted on 2/13/04 - by Donald Lytle afarmersboy@yahoo.com
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you John Leroy Carey, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your SPirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you LCPL John Leroy Carey, for a job well done!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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