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William Collina

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  2/22/42
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  William J. Collina
Mother's Name:  Louise (Cryanowski) Collina
Sibling Names:   
Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:  Roswitha E. (unknown) Collina
Offspring Names:  Sonja Collina; Freddy Collina; Connie Collina
School Attended:  Lucy Mallary School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/46
School Attended:  Samuel Bowles School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/47
School Attended:  Liberty School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/7/49
School Attended:  Glenwood School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 9/3/51  
School Attended:  Van Sickle Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/52
School Attended:  Trade High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/5/56
High School Diploma:  No
Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  3/30/59
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Springfield, MA
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Sergeant First Class
Rank Abbrev:  SFC
Pay Grade:  E7
MOS:  12B40
MOS Title:  Combat Engineer
MOS Background:  Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 4 = E7 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Good Conduct Medal with four-loop, Bronze Clasp; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal
Badges Earned:  Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar
Length Of Service:  11 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  10/29/69
Major Command:  18th Engineering Brigade
Sub Command 1:  45th Engineering Group
Sub Command 2:  39th Engineering Battalion (Combat)
Sub Command 3:  Company B
Army Campaign Number:  11th
Army Campaign Name:  Summer - Fall 1969
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  9/6/70
Casualty Time:  0955
Casualty Age:  28
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Gun, Small Arms Fire
Casualty Province:  Quang Tin Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates:  BT 625 001
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Burial Plot Location:  Section 51, Grave 3367
Burial Date:  9/18/70
Consigned Funeral Home:  Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery
Escort Name:  SFC Donald R. Upchurch, USA
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  45th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  07W
                                                  Line Number:  41

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