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
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Branch: Army Rank: PFC Serial Number: 11960238 Component: Regular Pay grade: E3 MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10 Major Organization: 173rd Abn Bde
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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.