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Theodore Steven Griffin

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  8/20/49
Birth Place:  Portland, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  Patrick E. Griffin
Mother's Name:  Virginia E. (unknown) Griffin
Sibling Names:   
Marital Status:  Single
Wife's Name:   
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School Attended:  Mary O. Pottenger School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/8/54
School Attended:  Sacred Heart School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/7/55
School Attended:  Mary O. Pottenger School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/3/58
School Attended:  Armory Street School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 10/13/59  
School Attended:  White Street School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  5/9/61
School Attended:  Holy Name School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/6/61
School Attended:  Forest Park Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/8/65
High School Diploma:  No
Selective Service Data:
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Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  3/30/67
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; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation; Vietnam Military Merit Medal
Length Of Service:  1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  10/16/67
Major Command:  3rd Marine Division
Sub Command 1:  2nd Marines
Sub Command 2:  1st Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company A
Army Campaign Number:  5th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase III
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  6/15/68
Casualty Time:  1500
Casualty Age:  18
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Casualty Province:  Quang Nam Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Located In Or Near:  Da Nang
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Clara 57 #1
Burial Date:  7/4/68
Consigned Funeral Home:  Hafey Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
Escort Name:  CPL Robert Tyrell, USMC
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  24th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  57W
                                                  Line Number:  26

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