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Bernard James Lovett Jr.

Personal Data:

    Birth Date:  November 24, 1944

    Birth Place:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    Race:  Caucasian

    Religion:  Roman Catholic

    U.S. Citizen:  Yes

    Father's Name:  Bernard J. Lovett

    Mother's Name:  Mary J. (Clark) Lovett

    Sibling Names:  Mary Anne (Lovett) Phaneuf; Christine M. Lovett; Karen Lovett-McDonald

    Marital Status:  Single

    Offspring Names:  None   


    School Attended:  Holy Name School, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date:  September 7, 1949

    School Attended:  Cathedral High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date:  September 3, 1958

    School Attended:  Technical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date:  September 9, 1959

    High School Diploma:  Yes

    Diploma Year:  1962

    College Name:  Westfield State, Westfield, Massachusetts

    Degree Major:  BA History

    Degree Year:  1966

Selective Service Data:

    SSS Local Board Number:  82

    SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    SSS Registration Date:  January 21, 1963  

    SSS Registrant Description:  5' 8.5"/147 pounds/black hair/brown eyes

Military Service Record:

    Entry Date:  July 25, 1968

    Entry Mode:  Enlistment

    Entry Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    Home Of Record:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    Military Branch:  Army

    Military Component:  Reserve

    Rank:  First Lieutenant

    Rank Abbrev:  1LT

    Pay Grade:  O2

    MOS:  1542

    MOS Title:  Infantry Unit Commander

    MOS Background:   

The title "commander" does not mean that LT Lovett was in fact the unit commander, but that he was an officer qualified for a leadership position in that type of unit and could have been a commander.

    Awards Received:   

Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

    Badges Earned:  Sharpshooter Badge with Automatic Rifle Bar

    Length Of Service:  2 years

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

    Date Tour Commenced:  July 22, 1970

    Major Command:  MACV Army Advisory Group, IIICTZ

    Sub Command 1:  Advisory Team 43

    Sub Command 2:  Mobile Advisory Team III-107

    Base Location:  Bao Trai, Hau Nghia Province

    Army Campaign Number:  14th

    Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Casualty Data:

    Casualty Date:  October 16, 1970

    Casualty Time:  1700

    Casualty Age:  25

    Casualty Data 1:  Hostile

    Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty

    Casualty Data 3:  Gun, Small Arms Fire

    Casualty Province:  Hau Nghia Province

    Casualty Country:  South Vietnam

    Casualty Grid Coordinates:  XT 618 228

    Casualty Location:  northeastern Hau Nghia Province

    Body:  Recovered


    Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts

    Burial Plot Location:  St. Clare 65 #3

    Burial Date:  October 26, 1970

  Consigned Funeral Home:  Corridan Funeral Home, Chicopee, Massachusetts

    Escort Name:  1LT William E. Dobbs, USA

    Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  46th

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  06W

                                                    Line Number:  4 

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