THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Donald Alan Guertin
School Attended: Howard Street School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/52 School Attended: Warner School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 1/15/54 School Attended: Elias Brookings School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 10/18/54 School Attended: White Street School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/7/55 School Attended: Forest Park Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/6/61 School Attended: Technical High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/9/64 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1967 College Name: Andover Institute, Boston, MA Degree Major: Degree Year:
Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 83 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 5/11/65 SSS Registrant Description: 5' 11"/140 pounds/black hair/brown eyes
Military Service Record: Entry Date: 2/14/68 Entry Mode: Induction Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Army Military Component: Selective Service Rank: Specialist Four Rank Abbrev: SP4 Pay Grade: E4 MOS: 11B20 MOS Title: Infantryman MOS Background: Established May 65. MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 2 = E5 skill level. 5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL. Awards Received: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Badges Earned: Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; Sharpshooter Badge with Machine Gun Bar; Marksman Badge with Automatic Rifle Bar Length Of Service: less than 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 7/19/68 Major Command: Americal Division Sub Command 1: 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) Sub Command 2: 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Sub Command 3: Company C Army Campaign Number: 8th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase V
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 1/17/69 Casualty Time: 1105 Casualty Age: 21 Casualty Data 1: Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Gun, Small Arms Fire Casualty Province: Quang Tin Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Located In Or Near: near LZ Baldy Body: Recovered
Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: 88-I-10 Burial Date: 1/29/69
Consigned Funeral Home: Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SP5 Robert A. Knight, USA Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 30th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 34W Line Number: 24
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