THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Ronald Charles Hurst
School Attended: Eastern Avenue School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/5/51 School Attended: Acushnet Avenue School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/52 School Attended: Classical Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 11/25/57 School Attended: Buckingham Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/9/59 School Attended: High School of Commerce, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/5/62 High School Diploma: No Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 81 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 4/9/64 SSS Registrant Description: 5' 9.5"/150 pounds/black hair/brown eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 8/25/64 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Army Military Component: Regular Rank: Specialist Four Rank Abbrev: SP4 Pay Grade: E4 MOS: 71B20 MOS Title: Clerk-Typist MOS Background: Established May 65. Deleted Sep 77. Duties merged into MOS 71L. 4th char of 2 = E5 skill level. 5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL. Awards Received: Bronze Star Medal with "V" device and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Badges Earned: Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar Length Of Service: 2 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 7/15/66 Major Command: 9th Infantry Division Sub Command 1: 3rd Brigade Sub Command 2: 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Sub Command 3: Headquarters and Headquarters Company Army Campaign Number: 4th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase II
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 4/12/67 Casualty Time: 1500 Casualty Age: 21 Casualty Data 1: Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Other Explosive Device Casualty Province: Long An Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Grid Coordinates: XS 585 574 Body: Recovered
Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: Section O Grave 654 Burial Date: 4/20/67
Consigned Funeral Home: Henderson Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SP5 Kermit A. Summers, USA Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 11th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 18E Line Number: 18
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