SP4 Douglas Michael Cady
REPOST: SP4 Cady was assigned to Alpha Company, 2-14th IN, 25th ID during the Vietnam War. He was killed in action on the 24th of January, 1969 in the Hau Nghia province of South Vietnam. He was struck by an unknown explosive device during combat patrols.
Specialist Cady originated from Flint, MI and was 21 years old when he died. He began his tour of Vietnam in October of the previous year and was assigned as his platoon's heavy gunner and anti-tank specialist. He was laid to rest in the New Calvary Cemetery located in his home town.
He earned his place at the Right of the Line.
My wife of 47 years dated Doug for a short period of time before he deployed. In the mid 80’s she wrote a book about her experience with him at that time, (never published). I would love to contact someone from his family to share it with them. I am also a Vietnam Vet.
Thanks for sharing. If I hear from anyone in his family, I will pass them along your way. Thank you for your service.
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I've been doing these small memorials for some time now both on Facebook and on my previous site. The purpose is to not only remember our fallen brothers from the 14th Infantry Regiment, but to show the families that we will always care and never forget.