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Stephen Francis Kostanski

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  4/1/48
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  Stephen Kostanski
Mother's Name:  Anna M. (Pupek) Kostanski
Sibling Names:   
Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:   
Offspring Names:   
School Attended:  Brightwood School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/9/53
School Attended:  Chestnut Street Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/7/60
School Attended:  John J. Duggan Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  10/31/62
School Attended:  Technical 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:  4/7/66  
SSS Registrant Description:  6' 1"/150 pounds/blond hair/blue eyes
Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  1/4/68
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Springfield, MA
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
Military Branch:  Marine Corps
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Corporal
Rank Abbrev:  CPL
Pay Grade:  E4
MOS:  311
MOS Title:  Rifleman
Awards Received:  Purple Heart Medal; 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
Badges Earned:  Rifle Marksman Badge
Length Of Service:  1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  6/22/68
Major Command:  1st Marine Division (Reinforced), FMF
Sub Command 1:  5th Marines
Sub Command 2:  3rd Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company K
Base Location:  Fire Base Maxwell
Army Campaign Number:  7th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  3/6/69
Casualty Time:  1000
Casualty Age:  20
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Casualty Province:  Quang Nam Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Located In Or Near:  20 miles SW An Hoa, near Song Cai River
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  Section 0 Lot 186 #1
Burial Date:  3/22/69
Consigned Funeral Home:  Kostanski Funeral Home, Greenfield, MA
Escort Name:  LCPL Allan R. Plante, USMC
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  32nd
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  30W
                                                  Line Number:  56

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