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Daniel Owen Murphy

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  6/29/48
Birth Place:  Springfield, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  Owen A. Murphy
Mother's Name:  Gloria M. (Perry) (Murphy) Balboni
Sibling Names:   
Marital Status:  Single
Wife's Name:   
Offspring Names:   
School Attended:  Homer Street School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/8/54
School Attended:  Sixteen Acres School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  3/21/56
School Attended:  Ray McDonough School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  1/9/57
School Attended:  Sixteen Acres School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date: 3/4/57  
School Attended:  Warner School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/9/59
School Attended:  Forest Park Junior High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  9/5/62
School Home Address:  45 Vincent Street
School Attended:  Technical High School, Springfield, MA
School Start Date:  6/18/64
High School Diploma:  No
Selective Service Data:
SSS Local Board Number:  41  
SSS Local Board Location:  Greensboro, NC
SSS Registration Date:   
SSS Registrant Description: 
Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  7/20/70
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Charlotte, NC
Home Of Record:  Greensboro, NC
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Private First Class
Rank Abbrev:  PFC
Pay Grade:  E3
MOS:  11B10
MOS Title:  Infantryman
MOS Background:  Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 1 = E1-E4 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
Awards Received:  Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal Second Class
Badges Earned:  Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Badge with Auto Rifle and Pistol Bars; Sharpshooter Badge with Grenade Bar
Length Of Service:  less than 1 year
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  1/14/71
Major Command:  23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Sub Command 1:  3rd Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade
Sub Command 2:  4th Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Company B
Army Campaign Number:  14th
Army Campaign Name:  Conteroffensive, Phase VII
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  2/18/71
Casualty Time:  0715
Casualty Age:  22
Casualty Data 1:  Non-Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Accidental Self-Destruction
Casualty Province:  Quang Tri Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates:  XD 988 470
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Pius 1610
Burial Date:  3/4/71
Consigned Funeral Home:  Byron Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
Escort Name:  SSG Charles W. Pope, USA 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  50th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  05W
                                                  Line Number:  118

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