Daniel Francis Cahill
The Macomb Daily
February 27, 1969
CENTER LINE - - The death of Sgt. Daniel Francis Cahill, 21, in Vietnam Monday left his family, friends and former teachers stunned, real bitterness of war.
The eldest of Mr. and Mrs. Basil F. Cahill's seven children, Daniel graduated from St. Clement High School, attended Macomb County Community College for one year and entered the service in January 1963.
He had been in Vietnam three months when he died "from wounds received on combat operations when engaged with a hostile force in a fire fight." SGT Cahall was vice-president of his senior class, active in school theatre groups and the Future Teachers Club.
"I think he had a very special talent for writing poetry," a Sister said, "a depth of soul that didn't ordinarily come out if you talked to him only casually. Sgt Cahill had just turned 21 in November. His family lives at 251 Weingartz, Center Line. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Ford Funeral Home.
There were two men who were killed in the firefight that day. They were:
The Macomb Daily published the funeral notice on March 3, 1969, page 13-A which read in part: Services will be held Thursday for Sgt. Daniel F. Cahill, 21, 7251 Weingartz, who was killed February 24 in South Vietnam. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Cahill, and six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Michelle Diss, of Warren, and Sherry, Janis, Jeffery, Brian and Shawn, at home. His paternal grandfather, Michael Cahill, of Southfield, also survives.
Services were Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10a.m. at St. Clement Church. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Michigan.
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