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Alan John Smith

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  7/31/45
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
 
Father's Name:  Evan Martin Smith
Mother's Name:  Helen M. (Ryan) Smith
Sibling Names:   
 
Marital Status:  Single
Wife's Name:   
Offspring Names:   
 
Education:
 
School Attended:  Hiram L. Dorman School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/6/50
 
School Attended:  Buckingham Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/58
 
School Attended:  Technical High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/6/61
 
High School Diploma:  Yes
Diploma Year:  1964
 
Selective Service Data:
 
SSS Local Board Number:  81
SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, MA
SSS Registration Date:  8/26/63  
SSS Registrant Description:  6' 0"/160 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes
 
Military Service Record:
 
Entry Date:  1/7/66
Entry Mode:  Induction
Entry Location:  Springfield, MA
 
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
 
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Selective Service
 
Rank:  Sergeant
Rank Abbrev:  SGT
Pay Grade:  E4
 
MOS:  95B20
MOS Title:  Military Policeman
 
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Armed Forces Honor Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
 
Badges Earned:  Expert Badge with Mortar Bar; Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar
 
Posthumous Promotion:  Yes
 
Length Of Service:  1 year
 
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
 
Date Tour Commenced:  12/14/66
 
Major Command:  1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
Sub Command 1:  545th Military Police Company
 
Army Campaign Number:  4th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase II
 
Casualty Data:
 
Casualty Date:  8/30/67
Casualty Time:  1400
 
Casualty Age:  22
 
Casualty Data 1:  Non-Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Other Causes (struck by lightning while on guard duty)
 
Casualty Province:  Unknown Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
 
Body:  Recovered
 
Burial/Memorial: 
 
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Mary 395 #1
Burial Date:  9/8/67
 
Consigned Funeral Home:  Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
 
Escort Name:  SSG William J. Greenan, USA
 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  13th
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  25E
                                                  Line Number:  71

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