THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Stephen Francis Kostanski
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/Memorial: 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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