Posted By:Constance Peck
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Subject:Re: MY FRIEND MEL MCARTHUR
Post Date:December 10, 2008 at 05:35:29
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MELVIN LLOYD McArthur
Name: MELVIN LLOYD McArthur
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1947
Death Date: 8 Aug 1968
Home City: Waterford
Home State: Michigan
SSN/Service #: 54963236

Death Date: 8 Aug 1968
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Tour Start Date: 12
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Selective Service
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
Military Grade: Specialist Fourth Class
Pay Grade: Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) or
COMPANY: C Co
Batallion: 39th Eng Bn
Province: 05
Decoration: Not Available
CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Service Occupation: Combat Engineer (ARMY)
Data Source: Coffelt Database

Name: Melvin Lloyd McArthur
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1947
Death Date: 8 Aug 1968
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Waterford
Home State: Michigan
Religion: Baptist - Other Groups
Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed)
SSN/Service #: 54963236
Citizen Status: U.S.

Death Date: 8 Aug 1968
Processed Date: Aug 1968
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Reason: Explosive Device (Grenade, Mine, Booby Trap, etc.)
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Selective Service
Military Grade: Specialist Fourth Class
Pay Grade: Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) or
Province: Military Region 1 - Quang Ngai
Length of Service : 01
Service Occupation: Combat Engineer (ARMY)
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File


ANOTHER FILE FOUND...HOME STATE MAY BE ERROR
U.S. Army Personnel and Dependent Casualties, 1961-1981

Name: Melvin L McArthur
Birth Date: 1947
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian (White)
Home State: Massachusetts
Casualty Country: Vietnam, Republic of
Casualty Category: Battle Dead
Casualty Status: Hostile Dead: Killed Out-right (previous)
Casualty Date: 8 Aug 1968
Cause of Death: Not Booby Trap Connected: None Of The Above; Other Causes (includes Animal Attack, Lightning, Electrocution, Malnutrition, Thirst, Exposure (heat Or Cold), Collapsing Structure/falling Debris, Fall (parachute Or Otherwise), Assault By Human Without Weapon, Non-drug Poisoning (including Snake Bite).
Report Date: 8 Aug 1968
Military Occupation: Combat Engineer (army)
Personnel Catagory: Active Duty Army
Military Class: Enlisted Personnel
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

OTHER
A Note from The Virtual Wall
Three men of C Company, 39th Engineers, died when their Jeep struck a mine:
Captain Phillips H. Izard, Fulton, Mississippi, Commanding Officer
SP4 James A. Leahy, Madison, Wisconsin
SP4 Melvin L. McArthur, Waterford, Michigan, driver


http://www.thevirtualwall.org/index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=36046
MELVIN LLOYD MCARTHUR 49W, 35
MELVIN LLOYD MCARTHUR
is honored on Panel 49W, Row 35 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Full Name: MELVIN LLOYD MCARTHUR
Wall Name: MELVIN L MCARTHUR
Date of Birth: 7/6/1947
Date of Casualty: 8/8/1968
Home of Record: WATERFORD
State: MI
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: SP4
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG NGAI


SINCE HE WAS BORN AFTER 1930 I COULD NOT ASCERTAIN HIS PARENTS NAMES AND DID NOT FIND A ONLINE TREE FOR HIM

PERHAPS IF YOU CONTACT THE FUNERAL HOME THEY WILL RELEASE RECORDS
Coats Funeral Home
3141 Sashabaw Rd Waterford, MI 48329-4042 Phone: (248) 674-0461 1-888-783-5326
Coats Funeral Home in the Village (Sherman-Wilk Chapel)
135 South Street, Ortonville, MI Phone: (248)627-3412
BEST I COULD DO