Francis X. Kane

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 16
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 51 / 22
Date of Birth: 18-Sep-1949
Neighborhood: Holmesburg
High School: Father Judge High School
Street: Outlook Avenue
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 21-Apr-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
"Franny had a short life. It was a full and happy life, spent with loving family and sacri. ficed for the country he loved,�~ Kane~s mother recalled. He and his brothers and sisters spent many hours at the Torresdale Swim Club and the Torresdale Boys Club. Kane had a single goal � to become a Marine � which he did in 1967 after graduating from Father Judge High School. The private first class. a rifleman, was sent to Vietnam, where he was assigned to Company M of Battalion Landing Team 3, 1st Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. Kane died on a search-and-destroy mission west of Ca Lu, Quang �Fri Province, on April 21, 1968. He was 18 years old. In high school. Kane had been good friends with Wil11am .1. Schussler, another Philadelphia voter-an who died in Vietnam. Kane was survived by his parents and seven brothers and sisters. The Torresdale Boys Club presents the Fran-els X. Kane Award each year in his memory.