THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Theodore Francis Sas
Race: Caucasian Religion: Roman Catholic U.S. Citizen: Yes Father's Name: Theodore M. Sas Mother's Name: Sophie S. (Garwacki) Sas Sibling Names: Mrs. Philip (Sas) George Marital Status: Single Wife's Name: Offspring Names:
School Attended: Liberty School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/6/50 School Attended: White Street School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 2/18/52 School Attended: Arthur T. Talmadge School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/7/55 School Attended: John J. Duggan Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/4/57 School Attended: Technical High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/7/60 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1963 College Name: Western New England College Degree Year: 1967
Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 83 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 2/25/64 SSS Registrant Description: 5' 9.5"/175 pounds/brown hair/blue eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 9/6/68 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Army Military Component: Reserve Rank: First Lieutenant Rank Abbrev: 1LT Pay Grade: O2 MOS: 1542 MOS Title: Infantry Unit Commander MOS Background: The title commander doesn't mean that LT Sas was in fact the unit commander, but that he was an officer qualified for a leadership position in that type of unit and could be a commander. Awards Received: Silver Star Medal; Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star Badges Earned: Parachutist Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Badge with Auto Rifle Bar Length Of Service: 2 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 5/25/69 Major Command: MACV Army Advisory Group, IV CTZ Sub Command 1: Delta Military Advisory Command Sub Command 2: Advisory Team 88 Sub Command 3: Mobile Advisory Team IV-91 Army Campaign Number: 10th Army Campaign Name: Tet 69 Counteroffensive
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 2/15/70 Casualty Time: 0100 Co-Casualties: WIA: SFC Gary L. Proudty; a Vietnamese interpreter. KIA: a Lien Doi commander. Casualty Age: 24 Casualty Data 1: Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds Casualty Province: Kien Hoa Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Grid Coordinates: XS 608 180 Located In Or Near: Giong Trom District Body: Recovered Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Willamansett, MA Burial Plot Location: Burial Date: 2/23/70
Consigned Funeral Home: Springfield Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: CPT George J. Lapete, USA Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 41st Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 13W Line Number: 16
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