In Memory

Edward Kanter

Edward Kanter

Click to see Eddie's entry on the Virtual Vietnam Wall ⇒

Edward Lee Kanter
Specialist Four
Army of the United States
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 04, 1947 to August 11, 1969
EDWARD L KANTER is on the Wall at Panel W19, Line 2
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09/21/10 08:23 PM #1    

Stephen Lehrer

Eddie was a great guy. He was a soft spoken, friendly, and very caring individual, with a wonderful sense of humor. We shared some good times together. I can still visualize the bright, warm smile that so often illuminated his face.

The last time I saw Eddie was at a farewell party his mom and dad threw for him, in their Roselawn home, just days before he left for his tour of duty in Southeast Asia. Our thoughts, that evening, were far removed from the hostilities raging in a distant land. For a moment, Eddie was safe from harm surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.

He reported to Vietnam in mid January 1969, and was assigned to the Army's 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). One of his duties was to deliver mail to the soldiers in his unit's area of operations. Because of this particular job, his Army buddies affectionately nicknamed him the "Mail Man."

On August 10, 1969, he was sent by helicopter on a delivery run to LZ (Landing Zone) Becky, a forward firebase, located in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam. During an overnight stay there, the firebase came under attack and Eddie was killed-in-action (casualty date: August 11, 1969). He was only 21 years old.

Eddie -- I thank you for your service to our country and the supreme sacrifice you made. As an Army veteran, I salute you. Rest in peace my friend.

Steve Lehrer

10/10/10 01:19 AM #2    

Mark Abrams

Eddie Kanter died in Vietnam in August 11, 1969.   Thank you, Eddie, for your service and sacrifice to our country. 

Click here to see his service record and his place on the Vietnam Wall.


01/10/11 07:08 PM #3    

Ken Ellison

Eddie; here I go again choking up while I write this. knowing damn well Gods got a plan and i don't have to know it; approve it or anything else! just accept it! your in a better place, we have to live here with our feet on terra firma! THANK YOU1 from the bottom of my heart- Mrs. Ellisons little boy!.... Kenny E.

05/23/15 12:04 PM #4    

Elaine Moritz (Owen)

Eddie, your name will be honored on 5/31/2015 along with other Jewish servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country so that we may live in the freedom that your fought for us to appreciate. I salute all servicemen/servicewomen who have ever served our country so bravely.

B'nai B'rith Memorial Service is held on Sunday, 5/31/2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Covedale Cemetery located in the Judge Robert Kraft Memorial Garden which is near the corner of Sidney and Anderson Ferry Rd. Thanks to Eddie's friend and classmaste of 1965 Steve Lehrer, Eddie's name will be permanent added to the Honor Roll.

For more information, contact Elaine Moritz Owen at 513-892-0012, email

A War Memorial Garden was dedicated in October 1945 and an annual service has been held here since the dedication. Community is invited, chairs are provided, lasts one hour, family members and military and Ohio state representation are speakers. Come join us as we celebrate V-E day.



05/24/15 11:44 AM #5    

James Myers

Eddie, thank you my Brother, for your service and your courage to face our Enemy alongside. You are remembered and honored for your supreme sacrifice with the hope hope of others being free.  Freedom has NEVER been free!  Shakespeare got it right when he wrote: “From now until the end of the world, we and it shall be remembered. We few, we Band of Brothers. For he who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.”  

05/25/15 07:35 PM #6    

Jeff Robinson

To Eddie Kanter, his family, and all of the kids that knew him from Roselawn school. His quiet and unassuming demeanor was what made him so special. The Eddie I knew posessed dignity and grace and he surrounded you with his smile. I salute you, and am proud to have you in my thoughts. Lest none of us forget the supreme sacrifice you made so we could have a better life.

05/26/15 07:14 AM #7    

Robert Bob Wilkinson

Well said Everybody. I thank you all for taking time to thank one of our special class mates. Bob

10/23/15 09:29 PM #8    

Carol Macintyre (Hatfield)

My ex-husband gradutuated from college in May, got his draft status changed to 1A in June, got his draft notice in July and was gone on August 10, 1968. He meet this other kid named Eddy Kanter on the way to Ft. Benning, GA. They started talking and Eddy said he went to Woodward and Charlie said so did my wife. Small world Eddie knew me and I knew him. Charlie said that all through basic training Eddy was very worried about going to Vietnam more so than the other guys. They got seperated after basic and we did not know what happened to him. It was so sad to find out he died in Vietnam. Rest in Peace.

11/04/15 03:34 PM #9    

Ken Ellison


01/05/16 03:33 PM #10    

Ira Zimmerman

RecentIy, recalled memories when I came across photos of Eddie and myself at my second birthday party. He and I were friends even before we were born, our mothers having been friends since they, themselves, were young.  I recall the adventures we had when he and I would go to Coney Island when his father worked there, and when he and I had sleepovers at each other's homes.  His passing was devastating for all of us who knew him well.

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