THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
James Mitchell Bogacz

Personal Data:

Birth Date: 1/29/46
Birth Place: Springfield, MA
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen: Yes
 
Father's Name: Mitchell S. Bogacz
Mother's Name: Stella (Evaska) Bogacz
Sibling Names:   
 
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Marie A. (unknown) Bogacz
Offspring Names: Matthew Mark Bogacz
 
Education:
 
School Attended: Brightwood School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 9/6/50
 
School Attended: Sacred Heart School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 9/5/56
 
School Attended: Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 9/7/60
 
High School Diploma: Yes
Diploma Year: 1964
 
Selective Service Data:
 
SSS Local Board Number: 13
SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA
SSS Registration Date: 2/3/64  
SSS Registrant Description: 5' 9.5"/150 pounds/brown hair/blue eyes
 
Military Service Record:
 
Entry Date: 9/18/68
Entry Mode: Induction
Entry Location: Springfield, MA
 
Home Of Record: Springfield, MA
 
Military Branch: Army
Military Component: Selective Service
 
Rank: Corporal
Rank Abbrev: CPL
Pay Grade: E3
 
MOS: 11D10
MOS Title: Armor Intelligence Specialist
MOS Background: Established May 65 as Armor Reconnaissance Specialist.  Retitled Mar 68 to Armor Intelligence Specialist.  MOS deleted Oct 77 with duties transferred to MOS 19D. 4th char of 1 = E1-E4 skill level. 5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
 
Awards Received: Air Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon
 
Badges Earned:  Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Badge with Machine Gun Bar and 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: 4/9/69
 
Major Command: 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)
Sub Command 1: 502d Infantry
Sub Command 2: 1st Battalion
Sub Command 3: Company A
 
Base Location: Bien Hoa/Van Xa, South Vietnam
 
Army Campaign Number: 10th
Army Campaign Name: Tet 69 Counteroffensive
 
Casualty Data:
 
Casualty Date: 8/27/69
Casualty Time: 1745
 
Casualty Age: 23
 
Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile
Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3: Drowned, Suffocated
 
Casualty Province: Thua Thien Province
Casualty Country: South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates: YD 556 167
 
Body: Recovered
 
Burial/Memorial: 
 
Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location: St. Pius 742
Burial Date: 9/12/69
 
Consigned Funeral Home: St. Pierre Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
 
Escort Name: SSG Bruce E. Maner, USA
 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 38th
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 19W
                                                  Line Number: 124

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