Mid-Michigan Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

UPDATE: Private First Class Shane Cantu was killed after insurgents threw an explosive over the wall of his base. Cantu was on his first deployment to Afghanistan and had only been there a few weeks.


ORIGINAL: A mid-Michigan soldier was killed while serving in Afghanistan, according to friends and other members of the community.

Shane Cantu, a 2010 Corunna High School graduate, was confirmed dead Tuesday. The circumstances of his death have not been released, nor has the military confirmed his death, citing a waiting period after family members have been notified.

Military officials would say that Private First Class Shane Cantu was a part of Company B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry.

But family members have been notified and according to the ABC affiliate in Flint, the family is headed to the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to receive his body.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s