Florentino Cantu, JrSpecialist Four
B CO, 1ST BN, 502ND INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
05 September 1948 - 21 February 1968
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The database page for Florentino Cantu, Jr
Florentino was a messenger of God, and "First to Die."
Seven weeks before he lived it, he dreamed it. On that night in December 1967 he discribed it as his time to die. He said that he would be the first to die. Shot in the neck.
Thank you, Florentino, for a death we will all remember long after that war is forgotten.........
From an "Airborne Grunt" brother,
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I am a student of the UT at Austin, Army ROTC, and a former resident of Laredo. I appreciate all that you have done for this nation and hope to serve in honor of you in the future. You will not be forgotten.
From a fellow Laredoan,
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an "Airborne Grunt" brother,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Jan 2004
Last updated 01/16/2007