Giffard, Samuel Pookeaokal, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1951 - 1966

Staff Sergeant


Five Service Stripes


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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Honolulu
Last Address
Honolulu

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 1966
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Benning Post Cemetery - Fort Benning, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 089

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1966, 11C20, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /A Company
  1965-1966, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Memory of
Staff Sergeant Samuel Pookeaokal Giffard

Let us not forget Staff Sergeant Samuel Pookeaokal Giffard, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Giffard served our country until January 25th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 32 years old and was married. Samuel died when his plane crashed into the land. His body was recovered. Samuel was born on December 7th, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

SSG Giffard is on panel 04E, line 089 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 14 years.

   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 04E 089
   
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