Posted By:Pat Mielke
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Subject:John Rabideau 173rd Abn Bde
Post Date:April 11, 2002 at 11:48:46
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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
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single


--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 11960238
Component: Regular
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

About John
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.

TODAY
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.