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Peter Francis Nolan

Personal Data:

    Birth Date:  November 12, 1948

    Birth Place:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    Race:  Caucasian

    Religion:  Baptist - Other

    U.S. Citizen:  Yes

    Father's Name:  Thomas P. Nolan

    Mother's Name:  Florence M. (Rivers) Nolan

    Sibling Names:   

    Marital Status:  Single

    Offspring Names:  None   


    School Attended:  William N. DeBerry, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date:  September 9, 1953

    School Attended:  Howard Street School, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date:  September 9, 1959

    School Attended:  Buckingham Junior High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date:  September 7, 1960

    School Attended:  Technical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

    School Start Date: September 4, 1963  

    High School Diploma:  Yes

    Diploma Year:  1966

Selective Service Data:

    SSS Local Board Number:  14

    SSS Local Board Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    SSS Registration Date:  November 28, 1966  

    SSS Registrant Description:  5' 10"/190 pounds/brown hair/hazel eyes

Military Service Record:

    Entry Date:  January 22, 1969

    Entry Mode:  Induction

    Entry Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    Home Of Record:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    Military Branch:  Army

    Military Component:  Selective Service

    Rank:  Specialist Five

    Rank Abbrev:  SP5

    Pay Grade:  E5

    MOS:  11B20

    MOS Title:  Infantryman

    MOS Background:   

Established May 65.  MOS still in use Aug 00. 4th char of 2 = E5 skill level.  5th char of O = no extra qualification or SQL.

    Awards Received:   

Bronze Star Medal with "V" device and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal with "V device and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Military Merit Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

    Badges Earned:  

Combat Infantryman Badge; Sharpshooter Badge with Auto Rifle Bar

    Length Of Service:  1 year

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

    Date Tour Commenced:  June 25, 1969

    Division:  101st Airborne Division

    Regiment:  502nd Infantry

    Battalion:  2nd Battalion (Airmobile)

    Company:  Company A

    Army Campaign Number:  11th

    Army Campaign Name:  Summer - Fall 1969

Casualty Data:

    Casualty Date:  May 8, 1970

    Casualty Time:  1150

    Casualty Age:  21

    Casualty Data 1:  Hostile

    Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty

    Casualty Data 3:  Gun, Small Arms Fire

    Casualty Province:  Thua Thien Province

    Casualty Country:  South Vietnam

    Casualty Grid Coordinates:  YD 490 059

    Body:  Recovered


    Burial Location: 

    Burial Plot Location: 

    Burial Date:  May 18, 1970

    Consigned Funeral Home:  T. P. Sampson Funeral Home, Springfield, Massachusetts

    Escort Name:  SSG Herman L. Wiggins, USA

    Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  42nd

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  10W

                                                    Line Number:  2

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