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Personal Data:

Birth Date:  May 18, 1943

Birth Place:  Saint-Bernard, Quebec, Canada

Race:  Caucasian   

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:   Zoel W. Betty

Motherís Name:  unknown

Sibling Names: Victor, Gerard, Richard, Michelene, Diane, Susan, Lisa

Marital Status:  Single


Claude Betty was employed as a shoemaker at the Bates Shoe Company in Webster, Massachusetts, for six years prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps.

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Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  August 31, 1965

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:  Boston, Massachusetts

Home of Record:  Webster, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Marine Corps                    

Service Component:  Regular                        

Rank:  Corporal

Rank Abbrev:  CPL 

Pay Grade:   E-4        

MOS:  1371              

MOS Title:  

Combat Engineer

[Prior to Combat Engineer, CPL Betty's primary duty was that of 1371 Bridgeman.]

Education:  In March 1967 CPL Betty took and passed 10th Grade English I at Camp Lejeune Adult High School, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Military Education:  Basic Combat Engineer 13.71; Shop Mathematics I; Basic Combat Engineer

Awards Received:

National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon

(While it seems inconceivable that CPL Betty did not receive a Purple Heart, these are the only three awards reported by the National Archives and Records Administration on March 5, 2009.]   

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Posthumous Promotion:  No

Length of Service:

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:  July 26, 1967

Major Command:  1st Marine Division

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Battalion:  1st Engineering Battalion            

Company:  C Company  

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  October 18, 1967

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  24

Casualty Data 1:  Hostile, Died                     

Casualty Data 2:  Other Explosive Device    

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  Quang Nam

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Located In Or Near:    

Body Recovered:  Yes 


Burial Location:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Webster, Massachusetts

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Webster's Fallen Casualty Order:  3 of 9

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  28E  Line Number:  33

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