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Hadleyís Fallen from the Vietnam War


Personal Data:

Birth Date:  February 11, 1947

Birth Place:  Northampton, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Single

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Military Service Record: 

Entry Date:  August 5, 1965

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

Home of Record:  Hadley, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Navy                                  

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Fireman

Rank Abbrev:  FN     

Pay Grade:  E3         

Military Education:  Assault Boat Coxwain and Cargo Handling Course, Fireman                  

Awards Received:  

Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" device; Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V" device; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal  


August 5, 1965        USNTC, Great Lakes, IL                            Recruit Training
October 20, 1965     NAVPHIBSCOL, Little Creek/Norfolk, VA   Student
November 5, 1965   USS Ruchamkin (APD-89)                         Fireman Apprentice, Fireman
November 24, 1967 CPTP, USNAB, Coro, CA                           Student
December 10, 1967 NAVINSHOPSTRACEN (MI), Vallejo, CA    Student
March 2, 1968          COMRIVRON ELEVEN, San Diego, CA     Fireman  

Posthumous Promotion: 

Length of Service:  3 Years 

Southeast Asia Tour Data: 

Date Tour Commenced: Not Reported

Major Command:  U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam               

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Sea Assignment:

Task Force:  TF 117                                 

Task Group:  RIVRON 11                         

Ship:  A-111-1

Casualty Data: 

Casualty Date:  November 11, 1968

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Casualty Age:  21

Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile, Died While Missing           

Casualty Data 2:  Drowned, Suffocated        

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  Kien Tuong

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

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Body Recovered:  Yes


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Hadleyís Fallen Casualty Order:  1st

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  39W  Line Number:  46

The two sailors referenced in the message below are Adams and Theodore Harrison.  The other drowning was a soldier with the 9th Inf Div - Sgt Charlie Logan.  Dong Tam is in Dinh Tuong Province, but Adams' body was reportedly found later in Kien Tuong Province.


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