THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Alan John Smith
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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