EDGAR ACUNIA
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

EDGAR ACUNIA

WALL NAME

EDGAR ACUNIA

PANEL / LINE

30W/51

DATE OF BIRTH

10/17/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LOS ANGELES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDGAR ACUNIA
POSTED ON 5.15.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

LCPL Edgar Acunia was a rifleman serving with A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. On March 6, 1969, LCPL Acunia was in a night ambush position with members of his unit near Ca Lu, three miles northeast FSB Russell in Quang Tri Province, RVN. While Acunia was checking the assault lines, he was fired at by another Marine with an M16 rifle on full-automatic. Acunia was killed after being hit in the chest, face, left leg, and back. His body was removed to Graves Registration at Third Medical Battalion, then later transferred to the U.S. Army mortuary at Da Nang. An investigation into the killing took place afterwards. It was unclear whether the shooter had challenged Acunia before he opened fire. The incident was later coded an accidental homicide. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 7.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LANCE CORPORAL ACUNIA,

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS. YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR REWARD IN PARADISE.

SEMPER FI.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Edgar Acunia, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 3.8.2016
POSTED BY: Rodger Dale Clemons

Remembering the Night of March 6, 1969

I was on Hill 400 the night Edgar was killed. It was a horribly tragic accident. I did not know Edgar well, only having seen him in our Company, knew his name, and that he belonged to Alpha Co 1/4. I'll never forget the night it happened, how saddened we were by his death, and the lessons it taught all of his brothers going forward. Semper Fi Edgar Acunia RIP Brother.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Edgar Acunia, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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