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Carl Farris

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  7/26/41
Birth Place:  Kent, OH
Race:  African American
Religion:  Baptist - Other
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  Cleveland Jay Hicks
Mother's Name:  Elizabeth Farris
Sibling Names:  Theodore Farris
Marital Status:  Single
Wife's Name:   
Offspring Names:   
School Attended:  John Simpson Junior High School, Mansfield, OH
School Start Date:  1/15/53
School Attended:  Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield, OH
School Start Date:  9/1/56
High School Diploma:  Unknown
Selective Service Data:
SSS Local Board Number:  103
SSS Local Board Location:  Mansfield, OH
Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  7/13/61
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  New Haven, CT
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Specialist Four
Rank Abbrev:  SP4
Pay Grade:  E4
ID Card Description (8/10/65):  5' 7"/152 pounds/black hair/brown eyes
MOS:  11B20
MOS Title:  Infantryman
MOS Background:  Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 2 = E5 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal with "V" device; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation 
Badges Earned:  Parachutist Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; Marksman Badge with Machine Gun Bar
Length Of Service:  4 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  12/28/65
Major Command:  1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
Sub Command 1:  5th Cavalry
Sub Command 2:  1st Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company C
Army Campaign Number:  3rd
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  11/21/66
Casualty Age:  25
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:  YA 765 173
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, OH
Burial Plot Location:  Plot 24
Burial Date:  12/5/66
Consigned Funeral Home:  Jones Funeral Home, Mansfield, OH
Escort Name:  SSG John L. Tucker Jr., USA
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  7th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  12E
                                                  Line Number:  100

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