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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