Andy Anastacio Cabrera

United States Marine Corps
10 July 1948 - 03 January 1968
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Andy Anastacio Cabrera

18 Jun 2002

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)

A memorial initiated by his brother-in-law,
Eliseo Lujan
27 Jun 2003

Andy, you were the first love of my life, although I loved you from a distance. I didn't get my first date with you until 3 years after I first "saw" you in school.

I'll always remember you as a prankster in class. It bothered me that you'd get into trouble with the teachers because of some joke you pulled on them. But you only got a kick out of it when they scolded/punished you - you'd only laugh! (Somehow, I thought that was cute about you!)

I especially loved your enticing green eyes and when I finally got the chance to go out with you, it was heaven.

Even though we dated only a short time before you went to Vietnam, wonderful memories of that time spent with you have remained in my heart for over 35 years. I'm married now, but a day never goes by when something doesn't remind me of you. You are always in my prayers and you'll always remain in the deepest most secret corner of my heart.

From a good friend.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Combined Action Group lost nine men on 03 Jan 1968 in an action at Phouc Trach, east of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province. The Virtual Wall has not been able to identify the Company/Platoon assignments for two of the men. The dead were
  • 2nd CAG
    • HM2 Thomas P. Moore, Louisville, KY
    • Pfc Claude Darden, Washington, DC

  • CAP Sierra-1, CAC 2-1, 2nd CAG
    • Sgt Donald F. Webb, Youngstown, OH
    • Cpl Andy A. Cabrera, Las Cruces, NM
    • Cpl James H. Clay, Philadelphia, PA
    • LCpl Charles Briscoe, Cleveland, OH
    • LCpl Wesley J. McKinney, Tampa, FL
    • LCpl Henry E. Schanck, Fairmont, MN

  • 2nd CA Plt, Delta-5, 2nd CAG

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother-in-law,
Eliseo Lujan
18 Jun 2002

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