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Gus Stovall Jr.

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  6/14/45
Birth Place:  Athens, GA
Race:  African American
Religion:  Protestant
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
 
Father's Name:  Gus Stovall Sr.
Mother's Name:  Mozell (Jacks) Stovall
Sibling Names:   
 
Marital Status:  Single
Offspring Names:  None   
 
Education:
 
School Attended:  Elias Brookings School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/6/50
 
School Attended:  William N. DeBerry School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/5/51
 
School Attended:  Buckingham Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/58
 
School Attended:  Trade 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:  7/26/63  
SSS Registrant Description:  5' 9"/140 pounds/black hair/brown eyes
 
Military Service Record:
 
Entry Date:  12/1/65
Entry Mode:  Induction
Entry Location:  Springfield, MA
 
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
 
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Selective Service
 
Rank:  Private
Rank Abbrev:  PVT
Pay Grade:  E2
 
MOS:  11B20
MOS Title:  Infantryman
MOS Background:  Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 2 = E5 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
 
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
 
Badges Earned:  Combat Infantryman Badge; Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar
 
Length Of Service:  1 year
 
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
 
Date Tour Commenced:  9/15/66
 
Major Command:  4th Infantry Division
Sub Command 1:  12th Infantry
Sub Command 2:  3rd Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company A
 
Army Campaign Number:  4th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase II
 
Casualty Data:
 
Casualty Date:  3/9/67
Casualty Time:  0020
 
Casualty Age:  21
 
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Gun, Small Arms Fire (while on perimeter defense duty)
 
Casualty Province:  Phu Yen Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates:  CQ 039 723
Casualty Location:  Approx. eight miles north of Tuy Hoa, RVN
 
Body:  Recovered
 
Burial/Memorial: 
 
Burial Location:  Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  Section 3 Grave 935
Burial Date:  3/18/67
 
Consigned Funeral Home:  Henderson Funeral Home, Springfield, MA  
 
Escort Name:  SP4 John M. Livingston, USA
 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  10th
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  16E
                                                  Line Number:  49

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