Date of Birth: 08/07/1948
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
Street: N. Paxon Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 03/07/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
Panel Row: 12
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A native North Carolinian, Cauthen came to Philadelphia with his father in 1966 and got work as a short order cook. He enlisted in May 1967 and planned to be a career Marine. The 19.-year-old private first class was a rifle-man with Company F, Battalion Landing Team 2, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. He died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on March 7, 1968. Cauthen was engaged to be married. He was survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters.