THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Race: Hispanic Religion: Roman Catholic U.S. Citizen: Yes Father's Name: Inocencio Lopez Mother's Name: Leovighilda (Vasquez) Lopez Sibling Names: Maria (Lopez) Santiago Marital Status: Single Wife's Name: Offspring Names:
School Attended: William N. DeBerry, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 4/17/56 School Attended: Holy Name School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 11/6/56 School Attended: Trade High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/9/64 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1968 Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 81 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 7/5/66 SSS Registrant Description: 5' 10"/145 pounds/black hair/brown eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 3/12/69 Entry Mode: Induction Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Army Military Component: Selective Service Rank: Private First Class Rank Abbrev: PFC Pay Grade: E3 MOS: 63F20 MOS Title: Recovery Specialist MOS Background: Established Sep 68. Deleted Apr 80. Duties converted to an additional skill for other 63-series MOS. 4th char of 2 = E5 skill level. 5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL. Awards Received: Bronze Star Medal; Good Conduct 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 Length Of Service: less than 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 10/29/69 Major Command: 1st Infantry Division Sub Command 1: 16th Infantry (Mechanized) Sub Command 2: 1st Battalion Sub Command 3: Company B Base Location: Lai Khe/Ben Cat Army Campaign Number: 11th Army Campaign Name: Summer - Fall 1969
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 12/15/69 Casualty Time: 1330 Casualty Age: 21 Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Other Accident Casualty Province: Binh Long Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Grid Coordinates: XT 829 612 Body: Recovered Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: Veterans 18 #5 Burial Date: 1/30/70
Consigned Funeral Home: Sampson Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SSG Jurij Stepaniak, USA Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 40th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 15W Line Number: 59
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