A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
Belleville, New Jersey
Frank Anthony Cancelliere
Corporal Frank A. Cancelliere of Sanford Avenue, was killed March 15, 1969, near Quang Tri Province in Vietnam.
According to the official report, he died as a result of fragmentation wounds to the head and body from a friendly grenade that was accidentally detonated in the chow line at the mess hall.
Born on June 27, 1948, he enlisted in the Marines, he began active duty on Sept. 13, 1967.
He served with the CO B 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, FMF RPO San Francisco.
He is buried in the Belleville Avenue Cemetery, Bloomfield, N.J.
Dies In War
(March 1969) -- With just one month to go in his tour of duty in Vietnam, Marine Cpl. Frank A. Cancelliere, of N. 7th St., Newark, was killed on March 15, by an American grenade that exploded accidentally.
Cpl. Cancelliere, 20, son of Mrs. Fannie Albano of N. 7th Street, and Frank Cancelliere of 23 Florence Avenue, Belleville, had enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 1967, and was ordered to Vietnam for a 13-month tour on March 17, 1968.
A lifelong resident of Belleville, Cpl. Cancelliere was a graduate of Belleville High School and worked for the Belleville Tool Corp., before joining the Marines.
He leaves also two brothers, Joseph of Belleville, and Robert of Newark.
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Holmdel, N.J.
CANCELLIERE, FRANK ANTHONY
Date of Birth: Sunday, June 27, 1948
Branch: Marine Corps
Start of Tour: Monday, March 18, 1968
The Wall: Panel 29W - Row 044
Remembrance - George Sbarra
Homecoming Project, March 15, 1991; P.O.W. Network 1998
The Belleville Times: March 1969
Snail Mail: PO Box 110252, Nutley NJ 07110