THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Edward Arthur Lionetta
School Attended: Howard Street School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/52 School Attended: Samuel Bowles School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 11/12/52 School Attended: Van Sickle Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/9/59 School Attended: Trade High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/6/61 School Attended: Van Sickle Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/5/62 School Attended: High School of Commerce, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/4/63 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1966 Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 78 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 8/6/65 SSS Registrant Description: 5' 11"/180 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 6/14/67 Entry Mode: Induction Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Army Military Component: Selective Service Rank: Corporal Rank Abbrev: CPL Pay Grade: E3 MOS: 11B10 MOS Title: Infantryman MOS Background: Established May 65. MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 1 = E1-E4 skill level. 5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL. Awards Received: National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Badges Earned: Combat Infantryman Badge; Sharpshooter Badge with Auto Rifle Bar; Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar Posthumous Promotion: Yes Length Of Service: less than 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 11/16/67 Major Command: 25th Infantry Division Sub Command 1: 5th Infantry Sub Command 2: 1st Battalion Sub Command 3: Company A Army Campaign Number: 5th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase III
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 3/15/68 Casualty Time: 1530 Co-Casualties: Died of Injuries: 2 Casualty Age: 20 Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Drowned, Suffocated Casualty Province: Binh Duong Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Grid Coordinates: XT 631 219 Located In Or Near: vicinity of Cu Chi Body: Recovered Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: St. Mary 235 #4 Burial Date: 3/28/68
Consigned Funeral Home: Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SSG Luger L. Gagne, USA Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 21st Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 44E Line Number: 60
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