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Websterís Fallen from the Vietnam War


Personal Data:

Birth Date:  April 16, 1930

Birth Place:  Webster, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  Frank J. Stochaj

Motherís Name: 

Sibling Names: Robert L., Ann (Bouillard), Pauline (Earls)

Marital Status:  Married

Spouse Name:  Sylvia (unknown) Stochaj

Children Names:  one son, one daughter


Schools Attended:  Bartlett High School, Webster, Massachusetts

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Military Service Record:

Entry Date:   1949

Entry Mode: Enlistment

Entry Location:

Home of Record:  Webster, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army                    

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Sergeant

Rank Abbrev:  SGT 

Pay Grade:  E5         

MOS:  31F40              

MOS Title:  Wire Team Chief

MOS Background:

Awards Received:  

National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; United Nations Medal

(These are the only three awards reported by the National Archives and Records Administration on March 4, 2009.  It seems inconceivable that SGT Stochaj did not receive a Purple Heart, and the lack of even a basic set of Vietnam medals is certainly a reporting error or omission.]    

Badges Earned:  Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd Award); Parachute Badge

Posthumous Promotion:  No

Length of Service:  14 Years

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:  August 20, 1965

Major Command:  1st Cavalry Division

Land Assignment:

Regiment: 12th Cavalry 

Battalion:  1st Battalion            

Company:  A Company  

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  February 23, 1966

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  35

Casualty Data 1:  Hostile, Died                     

Casualty Data 2:  Gun, Small Arms Fire   

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty              

Casualty Province:  Binh Dinh

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Located In Or Near:  Kim Son Valley  

Body Recovered:   Yes


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Webster's Fallen Casualty Order:  1 of 9

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  05E  Line Number:  69

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