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Easthamptonís Fallen from the Vietnam War


Personal Data:

Birth Date:  July 7, 1948

Birth Place:  Northampton, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  Nelson Rabideau

Motherís Name:  Lucille (unknown) Rabideau

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Marital Status:  Single

Wifeís Name:  None

Offspring Names:  None


Schools Attended:  Easthampton High School, Easthampton, Massachusetts

High School Diploma:  1966

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Military Service Record:

Entry Date:

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:

Home of Record:  Easthampton, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army                                 

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Private First Class

Rank Abbrev:  PFC   

Pay Grade:  E3         

MOS:  11B10             

MOS Title:  Infantryman

MOS Background:

Awards Received:  

Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal  

Badges Earned:   Parachutist Badge, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar (M-14)

Posthumous Promotion: 

Length of Service:

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: March 27, 1967

Major Command:  173rd Airborne Brigade   

Land Assignment:

Regiment:  503rd Infantry

Battalion:  1st Battalion                          

Company:  A Company

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  April 11, 1967

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  18

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died                      

Casualty Data 2:  Gun, Small Arms Fire       

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  Tay Ninh

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Located In Or Near:

Body Recovered:  Yes 


Burial Location:  St. Bridges Cemetery, Easthampton, Massachusetts

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Consigned Funeral Home:  O'Brien's Funeral Home, Easthampton, Massachusetts

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Easthamptonís Fallen Casualty Order:  1st 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  18E Line Number:  16

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