Domingo Cantu Obituary

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Domingo Cantu

January 1, 1922 - November 10, 2012
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Domingo Cantu, aged 90, was called by the Lord on November 10, 2012, surrounded by his family. Mr. Cantu was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" and fought proudly for our country during WWII. From Normandy on D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, Domingo risked his life for our freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star medal and two Purple Heart medals among numerous other commendations. He also gave 20 years of loyal service to the Memorial Service Detachment Team at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. His love of God, patriotism, work ethic and devotion to family confer great honor and pride to his entire...
Domingo Cantu, aged 90, was called by the Lord on November 10, 2012, surrounded by his family. Mr. Cantu was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" and fought proudly for our country during WWII. From Normandy on D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, Domingo risked his life for our freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star medal and two Purple Heart medals among numerous other commendations. He also gave 20 years of loyal service to the Memorial Service Detachment Team at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. His love of God, patriotism, work ethic and devotion to family confer great honor and pride to his entire family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rose; sister, Santos and son-in-law, Joe Franco. He is survived by his brother, Porfirio Cantu; his loving daughters, Julia Franco, Sylvia Mitchell and husband Douglas. He will be sadly missed by grandchildren: Leticia Rueb and husband Steven, Joe Franco and wife Deanne, Daniel Domingo Franco and wife Christie, Mandy Franco and partner Deena, Lisa Merwin and husband Tyler, Douglas John Mitchell and wife Theresa, and Jessica Mitchell. He will also be greatly missed by his great-grandchildren: Steven, Nicole, J.D., Tanya, Rose, Gabriel, Troy Daniel, Dylan, Isabella, James, Noah, Chava, and Tyler Jr. The family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2012 at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers for a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to celebrate at 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
101st Airborne Division Song "Rendezvous With Destiny"
We have a rendezvous with destiny.
Our strength and courage strike the spark that will always make men free. Jump right down through the skies of blue; keep your eyes on the job to be done. We're the men of the hundred-first;we'll fight til the battle's won!
"Airborne"

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