6/7/69 Fallen Brother RVN
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6/7/69 SW3 John S. Staff, Belle Vernon, PA - Thuy Nhon NMCB 58

John Stanley Staff

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Belle Vernon, PA
Date of birth: 02/12/1948
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Steelworker 3rd Class
ID No: B484184
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 02
Unit: NMCB-58, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 12/13/1968
Casualty Date: 06/07/1969
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Thuy Nhon, Kien Tuong Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

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ON THE WALL Panel 23W Line 106

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John is buried at Belle Vernon Cemetery, 176 Tranquillity Lane, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania USA
Postal Code: 15012
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=staff&GSiman=1&GScid=44362&GRid=91506683&

DCR Report:
NMCB-58s SW3 J.S. Staff was killed and SW3 G.L. Thompson was seriously wounded when they detonated a bobby trap. Petty Officers Staff and Thompson were working in connection with land clearing operations as part of NMCB-58 Detail Hotel.

Obituary
The body of a 21-year-old Rostraver Twp. soldier who was killed on Saturday, June 7,1969,in Vietnam, has been returned home. S.W.3 John S.J.Staff, son of James H. and Josephine Bankowski Staff, who live near Fellsburg,was pronounced dead at a field hospital near Saigon after he apparently stepped on a land mine near Tayen Nhon on the Saul Vanco River. Staff was a member of the Sea Bees, joining a reserve unit stationed in McKeesport in Nov.,1966. Until called up for active duty last February,he had worked with his father on the Hatfield Power Co. power plant now under construction near Masontown. His father is president of Rostraver Volunteer Fire Co.No.1 at Webster and young Staff was also a volunteer fireman. He was graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School in 1966. Born in Pittsburgh on Feb.12,1948,he was a member of St. Anne's R.C.Church in Rostraver Twp. He was also a member of the Clan Grant Scottish Band of Donora. Surviving besides his parents is a brother, James H.of Donora. Friends will be received after 7 p.m.June 19 at the James C.Stump Funeral Home, Sweeney Plan, Belle Vernon R.D.2. Blessing services there Saturday, June 21,at 9:30 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Anne R.C.Church, Rostraver Twp., at 10 a.m. The Rev. Francis M. Lesniak, pastor will act as celebrant. Interment at Belle Vernon Cemetery with full military honors. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home June 20 at 8 p.m. James C. Stump is funeral director.


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