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William
Hadley Scholes

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  5/3/31

Birth Place:  Springfield, MA

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Protestant

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Father's Name:  William Scholes

Mother's Name:  Clarice L. (Beaman) Scholes

Sibling Names:  Mrs. Huddleston

Marital Status:  Single

Education:

School Attended:  Washington School, Springfield, MA

School Start Date:  2/3/36

School Attended:  Elias Brookings School, Springfield, MA

School Start Date:  4/20/37

School Attended:  Barrows School, Springfield, MA

School Start Date:  9/4/40

School Attended:  Elias Brookings School, Springfield, MA

School Start Date: 12/7/42  

School Attended:  Buckingham Junior High School, Springfield, MA

School Start Date:  9/6/44

School Attended:  Classical Junior High School, Springfield, MA

School Start Date:  3/13/46

High School Diploma:  No

Selective Service Data:

SSS Local Board Number:  14

SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, MA

SSS Registration Date:  9/26/49  

SSS Registrant Description:  5' 10"/135 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes

Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  3/26/52

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:  Boston, MA

Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA

Military Branch:  Marine Corps

Military Component:  Regular

Rank:  Sergeant

Rank Abbrev:  SGT

Pay Grade:  E5

MOS:  369

MOS Title:  Infantry Unit Leader

Awards Received:   

Purple Heart Medal; Good Conduct Medal with two Bronze Service Stars; National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Length Of Service:  14 years

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:  3/12/66

Major Command:  1st Marine Division

Sub Command 1:  7th Marines

Sub Command 2:  2nd Battalion

Sub Command 3:  Company H

Base Location:  Chu Lai, South Vietnam

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  4/21/66

Casualty Time:  1300

Casualty Age:  34

Casualty Data 1:  Hostile

Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty

Casualty Data 3:  Gun, Small Arms Fire

Casualty Province:  Quang Ngai Province

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam

Casualty Grid Coordinates:  near BS 528 824 

Casualty Operation:  Hot Springs

Body:  Recovered

Burial/Memorial: 

Burial Location:  Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA

Burial Plot Location: 

Burial Date: 

Consigned Funeral Home:  Dickinson Streeter Funeral Home, Springfield, MA

Escort Name:  GSGT Ralph M. Hartsell, USMC

Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  3rd

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  06E

                                                  Line Number:  127 

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