FRANCIS J JURANIC

FRANCIS J JURANIC - LCPL

  • HOMETOWN:
  • trenton
  • COUNTY:
  • Mercer
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • September 21, 1949
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • November 12, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Marines
  • RANK:
  • LCPL
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Francis J. Juranic, Jr. was born on September 21, 1949, to Francis and Marion Juranic. He had one sister, Lorie Ann. His home of record is Trenton, NJ. Francis attended St. Hedwig's School and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 7. He graduated from Steinert High School in 1967, and enlisted in the US Marine Corps five days later.

He served in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Lance Corporal (LCPL). Juranic was assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

Juranic was killed in action on November 12, 1968, when the tank in which he was riding hit a land mine. He only had 20 days left on his tour in Vietnam.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Information from vvmf.org and NJVVMF.

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