School Attended: School Street School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/41 School Attended: Classical Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/47 School Attended: Technical High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/6/50 High School Diploma: No, according to Springfield Public School Department records, although family members
believe he was graduated with the "Tech" Class of 1953. Mistakes sometimes do occur in official record keeping. Further
inquiry seems to bear this our. His Official Military Personnel File indicates that he received a diploma in 1953. Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: SSS Local Board Location: SSS Registration Date: SSS Registrant Description: Military Service Record: Entry Date: 1/11/54 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Hartford, CT Home Of Record: Brimfield, MA Military Branch: Marine Corps Military Component: Regular Rank: Gunnery Sergeant Rank Abbrev: GSGT Pay Grade: E6 MOS: 239 MOS Title: Intelligence Assistant Awards Received: Good Conduct Medal with three Bronze Service Stars; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal Badges Earned: Rifle Sharpshooter Badge Posthumous Promotion: Yes Length Of Service: 12 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 9/23/67 Major Command: III Marine Amphibious Force Sub Command 1: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Sub Command 2: Marine Aircraft Group 16 Sub Command 3: VMO-2 (Marine Observation Squadron) Base Location: Da Nang, South Vietnam Vehicle/Equipment Type: UH-1E helicopter Vehicle/Equipment S/N: 152434 Army Campaign Number: 5th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase III
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 12/5/67 Casualty Time: 0950 Co-Casualties: Died of Injuries: CPT Gary L. England; CPL August H. Monhof; 2LT Robert I. Terry III Casualty Age: 32 Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile Casualty Data 2: Helicopter Crewman Casualty Data 3: Air Loss-Crash On Land Casualty Province: Quang Nam Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Located In Or Near: 13 miles SW Da Nang Body: Recovered Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: St. Anthony 11 #8 Burial Date: 12/18/67 Reinterred: Massachusetts State Veterans' Cemetery, Agawam, MA
Consigned Funeral Home: Sampson Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SSGT Joseph A. Merolillo, USMC Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 15th Brimfield's Fallen Casualty Order: 1st Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 31E Line Number: 41
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