Bastian, Michael Francis, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment/A Company
Service Years
1968 - 1969

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sewell
Last Address
Sewell

Casualty Date
Jan 02, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Bridgets Cemetery - Glassboro, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35W 019

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 Unit Assignments
198th Light Infantry Brigade5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1969, 11B10, 198th Light Infantry Brigade
  1968-1969, 11B10, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment/A Company
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One of the finest, gone but not forgotten
Posted for: MICHAEL FRANCIS BASTIAN:
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Sgt. "MIKE" MICHAEL BASTIAN (REAR OF PHOTO during a card game)was a member of 1st Platton "A" Co. 5/46th 198th LIB. I was proud to have served with him. I remember how he and SP/4 Bobby Collins were good friends. I remember with Mike being from the city how he liked to tease this southern boy, all in good fun. I remember him showing me the ropes when I was new in country. "FOR HE WHO SHEDS HIS BLOOD WITH ME SHALL BE MY BROTHER -William Shakespeare" Rest in peace brother
Posted by: L.D. LOFTIS (Photo Credit)
Email: mrlotto@embarqmail.com
Relationship: We served together
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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2 Area GI's Die in Vietnam
Posted for: MICHAEL FRANCIS BASTIAN:
2 Area GI's Die in Vietnam

Two area Army sergeants were killed in action in Vietnam last week the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
Sgt. Michael Bastian, 22, of E. Mantua blvd., Sewell, N.J.
Bastian, according to his mother, was killed January 2 by rocket fire while on night military defensive position. She said he arrived in Vietnam last Easter Sunday and spent the past eight months living in the jungle.
A graduate of Clearview Regional High School, Mullica Hill, N.J., Bastian worked for the Mobil Oil Corp. in Paulsboro, N.J. before being drafted into the service.
In addition to his mother Bastian is survived by his father, Charles J. Bastian, two older brothers, Ronald and Harry, and a sister, Mrs. Andrea Buff.

The article taken in part from The Philadelphia Inquirer of January 8, 1969. The other area GI mentioned in the article is Sgt. Billie Byrd of Chester PA.
Posted by: Jim McIlhenney
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Relationship: Viet Nam Veteran
Friday, August 8, 2003




 
   
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