|Posted By:||Pat Mielke|
|Subject:||John Rabideau 173rd Abn Bde|
|Post Date:||April 11, 2002 at 11:48:46|
|Forum:||Vietnam War Forum|
Looking for buddies of John's.
John Rabideau KIA 4/11/67
In Memory Of...John Rabideau
--- General / Personal ---
Last name: RABIDEAU
First name: JOHN J
Home of Record (official): EASTHAMPTON
State (official): MA
Date of Birth: Wednesday, July 7, 1948
Marital Status: Single
--- Military ---
Serial Number: 11960238
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 173rd Abn Bde
--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Monday, March 27, 1967
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, April 11, 1967
Age at time of loss: 18
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 18E - Row 016
John and I went to school together.
He lived two streets over from me.
John was nicknamed " RABBIT"
He LOVED soccer and also participated in basketball and chess.
There is a scholarship at out High School in memory of John.....he is not forgotten.
I was very touched when my son asked if I would order a KIA bracelet bearing John's name. He wears it proudly and the fact that he wears John's KIA bracelet even was made evident at his high school graduation.