School Attended: Washington School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/9/53 School Attended: Forest Park Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/7/60 School Attended: Classical High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/4/63 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1966 Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 83 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 5/11/66 SSS Registrant Description: 5' 9"/140 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 8/30/68 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Marine Corps Military Component: Regular Rank: Private First Class Rank Abbrev: PFC Pay Grade: E2 MOS: 311 MOS Title: Rifleman Awards Received: Purple Heart Medal; Navy Commendation Medal with "V" device; Combat Action Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Length Of Service: less than 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 2/14/69 Major Command: 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) Sub Command 1: 1st Marines Sub Command 2: 3rd Battalion Sub Command 3: Company M Army Campaign Number: 9th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 6/12/69 Casualty Time: 0115 Casualty Age: 21 Casualty Data 1: Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Gun, Small Arms Fire Casualty Province: Quang Nam Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Located In Or Near: 8 miles south of Da Nang Body: Recovered
Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: St. Bernard 220 #1 Burial Date: 6/28/69
Consigned Funeral Home: Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SGT Dennis W. Cavazza, USMC Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 36th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 22W Line Number: 31
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