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Websterís Fallen from the Vietnam War

DAVID ARMAND PROVOST

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  July 4, 1946

Birth Place:  Webster, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  Armand Provost

Motherís Name: 

Sibling Names:  Paul, Wayne, Craig, Darlene, Joyce 

Marital Status:  Married

Spouse Name:  Mary D. (Labay) Provost

Education:

Schools Attended:  Ellis Tech, Danielson, Connecticut

High School Diploma:  Yes

Selective Service Data:

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SSS Local Board Location:

Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  September 20, 1966

Entry Mode: Enlistment

Entry Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Home of Record:  Thompson, Connecticut

Service Branch:  Army                      

Service Component:  Selective Service                      

Rank:  Sergeant

Rank Abbrev:  SGT 

Pay Grade:  E-5        

MOS:  11B40               

MOS Title:  Light Weapons Infantry

MOS Background:  SGT Provost's principal duties ranged from Gunner upon graduation from AIT, to Team Leader at the time of his death.

Awards Received:  National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

(While it seems inconceivable that SGT Provost did not receive a Purple Heart, these are the only three awards reported by the National Archives and Records Administration on March 9, 2009.]    

Badges Earned:  Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar (M-14) 

(As report by NARA on March 9, 2009)

Posthumous Promotion:  No

Length of Service:  1 Year

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:  October 4, 1967

Major Command:  198th Light Infantry Brigade

Land Assignment:

Regiment: 6th Infantry 

Battalion:  1st Battalion            

Company:  C Company  

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  June 3, 1968

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  21

Casualty Data 1:   Hostile, Died                    

Casualty Data 2:   Artillery, Rocket, Mortar   

Casualty Data 3:   Ground Casualty              

Casualty Province:  Quang Tin

Casualty Country:   South Vietnam              

Located In Or Near:  Con Tan Key  

Body Recovered:  Yes 

Burial/Memorial:

Burial Location:

Burial Plot Location:

Burial Date:

Consigned Funeral Home:  Scanlon Funeral Home, Webster, Massachusetts 

Military Escort Name:

Webster's Fallen Casualty Order:  7 of 9

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  60W  Line Number:  4


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