Race: Caucasian Religion: Roman Catholic U.S. Citizen: Yes Father's Name: Caesar J. Cocchiara Mother's Name: Stacia A. (unknown) Cocchiara Sibling Names: a brother Marital Status: Single Wife's Name: Offspring Names:
School Attended: Sacred Heart School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 1/5/53 School Attended: Our Lady of Sacred Heart School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 1/3/56 School Attended: Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/9/59 High School Diploma: Yes Diploma Year: 1963 College Name: American International College, Springfield, MA Degree Major: Degree Year:
Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 83 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 1/3/64 SSS Registrant Description: 6' 0"/168 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes
Military Service Record: Entry Date: 7/31/64 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Army Military Component: Regular Rank: Private First Class Rank Abbrev: PFC Pay Grade: E3 MOS: 11B1P MOS Title: Infantryman MOS Background: Established May 65. MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 1 = E1-E4 skill level. 5th char of P = Airborne qualified. Awards Received: Purple Heart Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal Badges Earned: Parachute Badge; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar
Length Of Service: 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 11/30/65 Major Command: 101st Airborne Division Sub Command 1: 1st Brigade Sub Command 2: 2nd Battalion, 320th Artillery Sub Command 3: Battery A Base Location: Phan Rang, South Vietnam
Army Campaign Number: 2nd Army Campaign Name: Defense
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 3/4/66 Casualty Time: 1700 Casualty Age: 20 Casualty Data 1: Hostile Casualty Data 2: Ground Casualty Casualty Data 3: Gun, Small Arms Fire Casualty Province: Unknown Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Grid Coordinates: CQ 117 295 Located In Or Near: Vic Tuy Hoa Body: Recovered
Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA Burial Plot Location: St. Mary 599 Burial Date: 3/14/66
Consigned Funeral Home: Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA Escort Name: SGT Lorenzo T. Munoz, USA Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 2nd Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 05E Line Number: 98
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