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Theodore Francis Sas

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  2/7/46
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
[record sources also list Ludlow, MA, as birth place]
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:   
 
Education:
 
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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