Marcantonio, Joseph Frank


Rank: Private, Pv-2 (Army), Pvt (Airforce, Marine Corps)

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 91B – Medical Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Medical Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Medic

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 9-Dec-1949

Hometown: New York, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Mar-1969

Start of tour: 14-Sep-1969

Incident date: 10-Aug-1970

Date of casualty: 10-Aug-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Joseph Frank Marcantonio was killed while a medic on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / Medic on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on resupply mission. Vehicle detonated hostile mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Neal Vincent Bainter
PVT Joseph Frank Marcantonio
SGT William Lester Wilhelm

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 910 308

Place of interment: Saint Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 099 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)