Marvin Dewayne Canterbury

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
11 July 1942 - 23 February 1969
Clendenin, West Virginia
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Marvin Dewayne Canterbury

28 Apr 2008


by his niece,
Karen Price

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A number of US and SVN positions in Binh Duong Province were attacked by fire and/or ground attack on 23 Feb 1969. One of the largest attacks was on the 25th Infantry Division base camp at Dau Tieng, where an estimated two battalions of enemy troops were able to penetrate a portion of the perimeter before being ejected. Although the MACV Summary for 23 Feb says the attack resulted in 5 US dead and 31 wounded, it is believed the death toll was higher - 13 US soldiers:
  • SFC Orlan M. Nelson, Black River Falls, WI, D Co, 65th Eng Bn
  • SSG Robert W. Hartsock, Cumberland, MD, 44th Inf Plt (Scout Dog), 3rd Bde, 25th Inf Div (Medal of Honor)
  • SP6 John E. Marpo, Boiling Springs, PA, B Co, 25th Med Bn
  • SSG James F. Uttermark, White Bear Lake, MN, HQ Co, 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry
  • SP5 Winford A. Nass, Centerport, NY, 587th Sig Co, 86th Sig Bn, 2nd Sig Group
  • SGT Clarence D. Russell, Sikeston, MO, 587th Sig Co, 86th Sig Bn, 2nd Sig Group
  • SGT Roger M. Tyner, Carthage, NC, B Co, 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry
  • SP4 Howard Atkinson, Philadelphia, PA, HQ Co, 65th Eng Bn (Silver Star)
  • SP4 James A. Azbell, Manito, IL, D Co, 65th Eng Bn
  • SP4 Marvin D. Canterbury, Clendenin, WV, HQ Co, 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry
  • SP4 James W. Leaf, Reisterstown, MD, B Co, 25th Med Bn
  • SP4 Walter Sturgeon, Enola, AR, D Co, 2nd Bn, 22nd Infantry
  • SP4 Kenneth E. Wade, Yanceyville, NC, 25th MP Co, 25th Inf Div (Silver Star)

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his niece,
Karen Price

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 Apr 2008
Last updated 05/16/2008