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Walter
Joseph Fitzpatrick

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  10/17/40
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
 
Father's Name:  Walter J. Fitzpatrick
Mother's Name:  Essie T. (Heyman) Fitzpatrick Wilson
Sibling Names:  Paul E. Fitzpatrick; Joseph Fitzpatrick
 
Marital Status:  Divorced
Wife's Name: 
Offspring Names:  Jeffrey P. Fitzpatrick; James E. Fitzpatrick
 
Education:
 
School Attended:  Sumner Avenue School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/5/45
 
School Attended:  Holy Family School, Holyoke, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/47
 
School Attended:  Holy Name School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/8/48
 
School Attended:  Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 9/7/55  
 
High School Diploma:  No
 
Selective Service Data:
 
SSS Local Board Number:  78
SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, MA
SSS Registration Date:  12/31/58  
SSS Registrant Description:  5' 11"/145 pounds/dark brown hair/blue eyes
 
Military Service Record:
 
Entry Date:  3/9/59
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Springfield, MA
 
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
 
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Regular
 
Rank:  Sergeant First Class
Rank Abbrev:  SFC
Pay Grade:  E7
 
MOS:  11B40
MOS Title:  Infantryman
MOS Background:  Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 4 = E7 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
 
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal; Good Conduct Medal with one device; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
 
Badges Earned:  Combat Infantryman Badge; Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar
 
Length Of Service:  6 years
 
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
 
Date Tour Commenced:  7/15/66
 
Major Command:  Americal Division
Sub Command 1:  196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
Sub Command 2:  2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry
Sub Command 3:  Company A
 
Base Location:  Tay Ninh, South Vietnam
 
Army Campaign Number:  4th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase II
 
Casualty Data:
 
Casualty Date:  3/3/67
Casualty Time:  2000
 
Casualty Age:  26
 
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Other Explosive Device
 
Casualty Province:  Military Region 3
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates:  XT 091 194
 
Body:  Recovered
 
Burial/Memorial: 
 
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Anthony 22 #7
Burial Date:  3/13/67
 
Consigned Funeral Home:  Sampson Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
 
Escort Name:  SFC Audliz C. Mendez, USA
 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  9th
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  16E
                                                  Line Number:  9


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