CLINE, DANIEL & NEWTON Famlies Descendant and Related Families "Mark" Marcus Eugene CLINE
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CLINE, "Mark" Marcus Eugene 1
  • Born: 4 Jan 1947, Louisiana
  • Died: 24 Jun 1968, S. Vietnam at age 21
  • Buried: Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana

bullet   Find a Grave ID: 37232937.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

  • News articles: Mark Cline, Gran Champion Steer, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA.
  • Military: GMG3 U.S. NAVY - VIETNAM. 2
  • Military Casualties: 3 4 Name: Cline, Marcus Eugene
    Social Security or Service Number: 6975102
    Birth Date: 4 January 1947
    Service: Navy
    Component: Regular
    RAnk: Gunner's Mate G (Guns) Third Class (Navy)
    Grade: E4
    Service Occupation: Gunners Mate (NAVY)
    Actual Death Date: 24 June 1968
    Tour Date: 12 October 1967
    Casualty Type: Non-Hostile, Died While Missing
    Reason: Drowned, Suffocated
    Air/No Air: Ground Casualty
    Body Recovered: ---
    Country: South Vietnam
    Province: Dinh Tuong
    Major Command: USNAVFORV
    Task Force: TF-116
    Task Group: RIVDIV 53
    Ship: PBR-723
    Residence City: Caddo
    Residence State: Lousiana
  • Military - Vietnam Casualties: 24 Jun 1968. 5 Name: Cline, Marcus Eugene
    Military Service: DN [Department of the Navy]
    Casualty County: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
    Casualty Type: Non-Hostile - Died While Missing
    Reference Number: 498
    Processed Date: July 1968
    Social Security or Service Number: 6975102
    Military Grade: Gunners Mate (Navy)
    Pay Grade: Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations with First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations with First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: Any Entry; Third Column: Any Entry; Fourth Column: 3 (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
    Death Date: 24 June 1968
    Residence City: CADDO
    Residence State: Louisiana
    Service Occupation: Gunners Mate (NAVY)
    Birth Date: 4 January1947
    Reason: Drowned/Suffocated
    Air or Not Air: Ground Casualty
    Race: Caucasian
    Religion: Protestant- No Denominational Preference
    Length of Service: 03
    Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed)
    Gender: Male
    Citizenship: U.S.
    Poshumous Promotion: Not Posthumously Promoted
    Tour Date: 19
    Last Record Code: Final Record
    Body Recovered: Body Recovered
    Age: 21
    Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG)
    Province: Military Region 4 - Dinh Tuong
    CorpCD: 04
    ProcCD: 1
    Flag: X
    Nearby Cemeteries:
    Oakland Cemetery, Caddo, Louisiana
    Star Cemetery, Caddo, Louisiana
    Light Hill Cemetery, Caddo, Louisiana
    Round Grove Memorial Gardens, Caddo, Louisiana
    Hebrew Rest Cemetery, Caddo, Louisiana

  • Burial records-findagrave: Marcus Eugene Cline, 1947-1968, Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana. 6 Record submitted by John Andrew Prime on May 18, 2009 "GM3C Cline was killed when his river patrol boat collided with another boat on patrol in South Vietnam. He was on his second volunteer tour in Vietnam."

    Tombstone photo added by: KBounds, Personal photo added by Tom Reece .Memorial# 37232937
    Willie Royle Cline (1923 - 1973)
    Jo Ella Levy Cline (1924 - 1949)

    William F. Cline (1943 - 1957)*
    Marcus Eugene Cline (1947 - 1968)
  • Memorial: Sailor's loss haunts family decades later, 25 May 2009, Shreveport Times, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana. 7 For Bobby Cline, living hundreds of miles from his native Louisiana and basking in the Florida sun does little to ward off an unseasonal chill every late May.
    He remembers his brother Marcus Eugene "Mark" Cline, who died in late June 1968 when his river patrol boat collided with another patrol boat on a dark South Vietnamese river. He drowned in the accident, and he was buried here in Centuries Memorial Park on Independence Day that year.
    Like the almost 250 military personnel buried in the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Keithville, and the hundreds of other men and women who died fighting for the nation's freedom, resting in plots from Oakland and Greenwood cemeteries to Star, Jewella, Lincoln Memorial, Hill Crest and Forest Park, he will be honored today as the nation observes Memorial Day, with 3 p.m. set aside as a moment of remembrance. Traditionalists will observe the day, noted since the closing years of the Civil War, on its historic date, May 30.
    "Mark was in his second tour of duty in Vietnam", said Bobby Cline, several years younger than his brother and now living in Destin, Fla. "He served on the USS McMorris off the coast of Vietnam on patrols to stop the flow of materials from North Vietnam. He re-enlisted with the Navy to serve his second tour from October '67 till his death in the 'Brown Water Navy'. I can't think about Mark today wiout shedding a few tears. He will always be young in my eyes."
    Mark Cline, a gunners mate 3rd class and only 21 years old when he died, had just signed up for a second four-year hitch in the Navy. He crewed on PBR-723, part of River Division 53, Task Force 116, and is memorialized on the Vietnam Wall on Panel 55W, line 28.
    Claudie Cline Thompson, of Lindale, Texas, remembers her favorite cousin well.
    "He was a sweetie," she said. "He had raised the grand champion steer his senior year in high school and his dad, Billy Cline, kept it in the backyard for him.
    She also remembers seeing him on the front page of The Times, when the steer he raised won grand champion at the 1961 Louisiana State Fair.
    That made the family proud, she said, and it was a tiny bright moment in what was a sad and painful series of tragedies for the family.
    "His brother William had been killed at the age of 14 in an auto accident, his mother had died having surgery when he was very young, and his dad died a few years after he was killed in Vietnam," she recalled.
    Thompson now works with the group Welcome Home Soldiers out of Tyler, Texas, and hoped to share something with them about her cousin, who now is buried in Centuries Memorial Park here in Shreveport, next to his mother, father and younger brother.
    "Mark was fabulous with his cattle," Claudie Thompson remember. "When he was in Vietnam, he had served his first tour of duty and signed up for a second tour without coming home. When he had candy or anything like that, he would give it to the Vietnamese children. The soldiers were warned not to trust those kids, but he couldn't help it. He shared his food."
    She has wondered what happened to the other men in the boat with Mark, whether they lived or died and whether anyone honors them today, as she still misses her cousin.
    "Those of us cousins who were around then, just couldn't get over it," she said. "The closer it comes to Memorial Day, the more I think about Mark and what he could have been. He was such a special young man."



  1. (Shreveport) Shreveport Times.
  2. Tombstone.
  3. Louisiana Death Records.
  4. U.S. Military RecordsWorld Vital Records database, Army Casualties 1956-2003 (
  5. U.S. Military, "World Vital Records Vietnam Casualties 1956 -," database(; Description
    Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam Conflict, created, 1/20/1967 - 12/1998, documenting the period 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998 Series from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Other Titles: [Southeast Asia] Combat Area Casualties File (CACF) [Southeast Asia] Combat Area Casualties Data Base Combat Area Casualties Data Base (CACDB) Inclusive Dates: 1/20/1967 - 12/1998 Coverage Dates: 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998 Date Note: Although this series was created in 1967, the records in it date back to 1956. Part of: Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense The agency created this series as the official repository for records on U.S. military casualties in the Southeast Asian combat areas during the Vietnam Conflict and used the database as the source for official information about U.S. military personnel casualties related to the Vietnam Conflict and for disseminating statistical data concerning them. Scope & Content Note: This series contains records of U.S. military officers and soldiers who died as a result of either a hostile or nonhostile occurrence or who were missing in action or prisoners of war in the Southeast Asian combat area during the Vietnamese Conflict, including casualties that occurred in Cambodia, China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and Thailand. The records derive from information submitted by each of the military services on Department of Defense Form 1300, Individual Report of Casualty. The database has both final and nonfinal records; a data field in each record distinguishes between them. Final records, also referred to as the "last" records, represent the most current official information about a deceased casualty or about repatriated personnel; nonfinal records, also referred to as "previous" records, are those that precede the final records. Each record includes: the casualty's name, service number, file reference number, date of birth, date of death or repatriation, date Southeast Asian tour began, record processing date, city and state of home of record, the casualty's military service branch, country of casualty, type of casualty, military grade and pay grade, military occupation, service component, race, religion, length of service, marital status, sex, citizenship, the reason or cause of casualty, whether the casualty involved an aircraft, the status of the casualty's body (whether recovered or not), whether the casualty was posthumously promoted, and the South Vietnam province where the casualty occurred, when applicable.
  6. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.);
  7. (Shreveport) Shreveport Times; Memorial pages 1A & 6A May 25, 2009

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