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William Dolan III

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  5/2/48
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  Thomas W. Dolan Jr.
Mother's Name:  Ann (Chmael) Dolan
Sibling Names:   
Marital Status:  Single
Wife's Name:   
Offspring Names:   
School Attended:  Washington School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/9/53
School Attended:  Forest Park Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/7/60
School Attended:  Classical High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/4/63
High School Diploma:  Yes
Diploma Year:  1966
Selective Service Data:
SSS Local Board Number:  83
SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, MA
SSS Registration Date:  5/11/66  
SSS Registrant Description:  5' 9"/140 pounds/brown hair/brown eyes
Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  8/30/68
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Springfield, MA
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
Military Branch:  Marine Corps
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Private First Class
Rank Abbrev:  PFC
Pay Grade:  E2
MOS:  311
MOS Title:  Rifleman
Awards Received:  Purple Heart Medal; Navy Commendation Medal with "V" device; Combat Action Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Length Of Service:  less than 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  2/14/69
Major Command:  1st Marine Division (Reinforced)
Sub Command 1:  1st Marines
Sub Command 2:  3rd Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company M
Army Campaign Number:  9th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  6/12/69
Casualty Time:  0115
Casualty Age:  21
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Gun, Small Arms Fire
Casualty Province:  Quang Nam Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Located In Or Near:  8 miles south of Da Nang
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Bernard 220 #1
Burial Date:  6/28/69
Consigned Funeral Home:  Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
Escort Name:  SGT Dennis W. Cavazza, USMC
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  36th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  22W
                                                  Line Number:  31

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