Springfield’s Fallen from the Vietnam War

Peter Allan Arkoette

Personal Data:

Birth Date: May 7, 1948

Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen: Yes  

Father's Name: Michael Wozneck

Mother's Name: Louise H. (unknown) Rusin

Sibling Names: 

Marital Status: Single

Wife's Name: 

Offspring Names: 

Education:  

School Attended: Trade High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

High School Diploma: Unknown

Selective Service Data:

SSS Local Board Number: 81

SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

SSS Registration Date: June 6, 1966  

SSS Registrant Description: 5' 8''/126 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes  

Military Service Record:

Entry Date: January 19, 1968

Entry Mode: Induction

Entry Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Home Of Record: Springfield, Massachusetts

Military Branch: Army

Military Component: Selective Service

Rank: Corporal

Rank Abbrev: CPL

Pay Grade: E3

MOS: 11B10

MOS Title: Infantryman

MOS Background: 

Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 1 = E1-E4 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.

Awards Received: 

Bronze Star Medal; Air Medal; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges Earned:  

Combat Infantryman Badge; Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar; Marksman Badge with Auto Rifle Bar

Posthumous Promotion: Yes

Length Of Service: less than 1 year

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: December 15, 1968

Major Command: 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

Sub Command 1: 12th Cavalry

Sub Command 2: 2nd Battalion

Sub Command 3: Company B

Army Campaign Number: 6th

Army Campaign Name: Tet Counteroffensive

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date: May 18, 1969

Casualty Time: 1945

Casualty Age: 21

Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile

Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty

Casualty Data 3: Other Accident

Casualty Province: Tay Ninh Province

Casualty Country: South Vietnam

Located In Or Near: near Tay Ninh Base Camp

Body: Recovered

Burial/Memorial: 

Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts

Burial Plot Location: St. Pius 1635

Burial Date: May 29, 1969

Consigned Funeral Home: Sampson Funeral Home, Springfield, Massachusetts

Escort Name: SSG Charles E. Chaney, USA

Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 35th

Vietnam Veterans Memorial:  Panel Number 24W  Line Number