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Robert Nazaire Tetreault

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  7/17/1928
Birth Place:  Holyoke, MA
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
Father's Name:  Nazaire Tetreault
Mother's Name:  Grace (Jubinville) Tetreault   
Sibling Names:  Richard Tetreault
Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:  Chieko "Jeny" (Shibata) Tetreault
Offspring Names:  Robert N. Tetreault Jr; Theresa G. Tetreault; Leopold P. Tetreault; Joan J. Tetreault
High School Diploma:  Unknown
Selective Service Data:
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Military Service Record:
Entry Date:  4/29/46
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Sheppard Field, TX
Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
Military Branch:  Army
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Staff Sergeant
Rank Abbrev:  SSG
Pay Grade:  E6
MOS:  11B40
MOS Title:  Infantryman
MOS Background:  Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 4 = E7 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.
Awards Received:  Bronze Star Medal with "V" device; Purple Heart Medal; Good Conduct Medal with two loop, Bronze Clasp; World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); Army of Occupation Medal (Japan); National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal
Badges Earned:  Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; Driver Badge
Length Of Service:  20 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  9/11/65
Major Command:  1st Infantry Division
Sub Command 1:  4th Cavalry
Sub Command 2:  1st Squadron
Sub Command 3:  Troop C
Army Campaign Number:  2nd
Army Campaign Name:  Defense
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  7/9/66
Casualty Time:  1300
Casualty Age:  37
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Casualty Province:  Unknown Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Casualty Grid Coordinates:  XT 685 745
Located In Or Near:  near Quan Loi
Body:  Recovered
Burial Location:  St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Burial Plot Location:  St. Leo 1865
Burial Date:  7/19/66
Consigned Funeral Home:  St. Pierre Funeral Home, Springfield, MA
Escort Name:  SSG Jesse C. Johnson, USA
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  5th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  09E
                                                  Line Number:  13

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