Honoring America's Best

"I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish
of your bereavement and leave you only with the cherished
memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must
be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the Altar of Freedom."
Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States 
'We will never forget' 
This page is in Honor of America's Best and Bravest who have served in the United States Armed Forces, both past or present. Many of these men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, human rights and dignity around the world. They have our unyielding respect, reverence and gratitude.

Have a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine whom we can Honor on our pages? Please send a jpg photograph, along with a brief biographical summary of the Veteran to

tonyhornus@theredwhiteandblueproject.org or dennistherrian@theredwhiteandblueproject.org

Veterans' photos and biographical sketches are rotated on an approximate two to three week basis. Please scroll down to see our Veterans as we Honor them.

Shane Cantu

posted Oct 23, 2012, 7:49 AM by Dennis Therrian   [ updated Nov 23, 2012, 9:09 AM ]

     United States Army Pfc. Shane W. Cantu, age 20, of Corunna, Michigan, died Aug. 28, 2012, in Charkh, Afghanistan, from shrapnel wounds sustained during an enemy attack.

     Pfc. Cantu was stationed with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

     Pfc. Cantu was born Oct. 25, 1991, in Owosso, Michigan. He was the son of Jennifer (Cantu) and Michael Clarke.

     The soldier's family said he had a fun-loving and entertaining personality; always keeping his friends and family in stitches with his sense of humor and many celebrity impressions.

     Pfc. Cantu looked forward to time spent with loved ones. He had a love for football, and was an outstanding athlete, a leader, at Corunna (Mich.) High School.

     The soldier had told family members that he believed in his service because “people, especially children, needed his help.”

     Pfc. Cantu is survived by his parents; sisters, Shiann, Shanel, Jordyn, BreAnn and Haley; nephews Chance and Cruz; grandparents Ruthann Sanders, Keith (Linda) Clarke and Rosemary Wilson; great-grandmother Margaret Lopez; the love of his life Ciara Agnew; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving family members and friends.


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