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Edward Arthur Lionetta

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  7/31/47
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
 
Father's Name:  Philip E. Lionetta
Mother's Name:  Doris G. (LeMay) Lionetta
Sibling Names:   
 
Marital Status:  Single
Wife's Name:   
Offspring Names:   
 
Education:
 
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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