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James
Allen Crowley II

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  6/19/45
Birth Place:  Lincoln, NE
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
 
Father's Name:  James Allen Crowley
Mother's Name:  Mary Elizabeth (Steel) Crowley
Sibling Names:   
 
Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:  Jane Marie (Thibodeau) Crowley
Offspring Names:   
 
Education:
 
High School Diploma:  Unknown
 
Selective Service Data:
 
SSS Local Board Number:  130
SSS Local Board Location:  Middleboro, MA
 
Military Service Record:
 
Entry Date:  9/23/66
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Fort Knox, KY
 
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
 
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Reserve
 
Rank:  First Lieutenant
Rank Abbrev:  1LT
Pay Grade:  O2
 
MOS:  1981
MOS Title:  Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
MOS Background:  The title "Unit Commander" does not mean that LT Crowley was in fact the unit commander, but that he was an officer qualified for a leadership position in that type of unit and could be a commander.
 
Awards Received:  National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
 
Badges Earned:  Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar and Pistol Bar
   
Length Of Service:  2 years
 
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
 
Date Tour Commenced:  9/11/68
 
Major Command:  II Field Force
Sub Command 1:  11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Sub Command 2:  Air Cavalry Troop
 
Vehicle/Equipment Type:  OH-6A Helicopter
Vehicle/Equipment S/N:  66-17779
 
Army Campaign Number:  8th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase V
 
Casualty Data:
 
Casualty Date:  10/16/68
 
Co-Casualties:  Injured: 1
 
Casualty Age:  23
 
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Helicopter Pilot
Casualty Data 3:  Air Loss-Crash On Land
 
Casualty Province:  Binh Duong Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates:  XT 838 330
 
Body:  Recovered
 
Burial/Memorial: 
 
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Mary 260 #2
Burial Date:  10/28/69
 
Consigned Funeral Home:  Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
 
Escort Name:  SP4 Thomas S. Foster, USA
 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  27th
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  41W
                                                  Line Number:  66


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