ANTHONY E KUPKA
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

ANTHONY EDWARD KUPKA

WALL NAME

ANTHONY E KUPKA

PANEL / LINE

27W/95

DATE OF BIRTH

02/20/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/16/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FALMOUTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Barnstable County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ANTHONY EDWARD KUPKA
POSTED ON 5.1.2002
POSTED BY: Dan Kellum

Platoon mate from Quantico

Tony and I were in the same platoon at The Basic School class 3-69 at Quantico, VA. Sept. 1968-February 1969. We were paired in the boobytrap lane competition and class disarming dummy mines and boobytraps into the late evening in a steady drizzle. We were the last ones in Charlie Co. not to have detonated one of the boobytraps. He and his wife were expecting their first child and he lamented the fact he might be in Vietnam at the time of the child's birth. I told them I wished I could trade places with him as I was to be sent to Camp Lejuene, N.C. following TBS. He was in-country one month when someone on his 1st Recon Bn. patrol (Team Nail Brush)in the boonies stepped on a boobytrap killing Tony and two other Marines and injuring 6 others on April 16. He was the first of 3-69 to die. The team had been inserted April 2 in the bush and was scheduled for a 21-day patrol. I heard the news of his baby girl's birth April 13 never reached him. That has always bothered me. I will miss him. Semper Fi, Dan Kellum, 1stLt. Vietnam, Jan. 1970-Jan. 1971.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2002
POSTED BY: Richard W. Besley

My Old Friend

I think of you everyday of my life. The good times we spent together in our baby gribs, learning how to talk and walk, playing ball together. And just being friends.
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POSTED ON 4.16.2002
POSTED BY: Richard Cumberland

We Remember You

Anthony is not forgotten.
He has sacrificed his young life and his entire future, so that we can embrace the freedom that is America.
God bless you Anthony.
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