THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Charles Edward Parsons
School Attended: Sumner Avenue School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 6/11/56 School Attended: Forest Park Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/58 School Attended: John J. Duggan Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 3/25/59 School Attended: Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/7/60 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1964 Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 83 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 11/2/64 SSS Registrant Description: 6' 2"/170 pounds/brown hair/blue eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 12/15/64 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Hartford, CT Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Marine Corps Military Component: Regular Rank: Sergeant Rank Abbrev: SGT Pay Grade: E5 MOS: 2542 MOS Title: Communications Center Operator Awards Received: Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Length Of Service: 3 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 10/15/66 Major Command: U.S. Pacific Fleet Sub Command 1: Fleet Marine Force, Pacific Sub Command 2: 5th Communication Battalion Sub Command 3: Headquarters Company Vehicle/Equipment Type: CH-46D assigned to HMM-262 Vehicle/Equipment S/N: 153360 Army Campaign Number: 4th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase II
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 2/28/68 Casualty Time: 1230 Co-Casualties: KIA: PFC David Z. Balades; CPL Alfredo Benigni; CPL Kenneth R. Bradley; CPL Robert E. Caldwell; LCPL Ronald S. H. Christman; LCPL Kyle J. Coles; CPL Donald N. Cooper; CPL Ronald L. Dempsey; LCPL Matthew M. Dwyer Jr; CPT John P. Ellis; CPL Danny D. GARD; SGT Marc W. McCabe; MAJ Edwin G. Meixner; SGT James H. Mikels Jr; CPT Robert L. Sevell; PFC Emmett C. Stanton; CPT Jay W. Stull; SGT John P. Toth; CPL William O. Turner. Casualty Age: 21 Casualty Data 1: Hostile Casualty Data 2: Helicopter Non-Crew Casualty Data 3: Air Loss-Crash On Land Casualty Province: Quang Tri Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Located In Or Near: 6.5 miles NE Khe Sanh Body: Recovered Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Burial Plot Location: Burial Date: 4/1/68
Consigned Funeral Home: Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery Escort Name: SGT Larry C. Reynolds, USMC Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 19th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 41E Line Number: 70
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