SA ATUATASI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

SA ATUATASI JR

WALL NAME

SA ATUATASI JR

PANEL / LINE

27W/61

DATE OF BIRTH

11/27/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WILMINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR SA ATUATASI JR
POSTED ON 9.14.2021
POSTED BY: Leo Thompson

Airborne All the Way!!!

This is your nephew and fellow veteran. My mother is your younger sister, but you know that, being that she's been up there with you for some time now. Thank you for your service and we'll meet one day, later than sooner that is. Airborne!!!
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POSTED ON 9.14.2021
POSTED BY: Leo Thompson

Airborne All the Way!!!

This is your nephew and fellow veteran. My mother is your younger sister, but you know that, being that she's been up there with you for some time now. Thank you for your service and we'll meet one day, later than sooner that is. Airborne!!!
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POSTED ON 11.27.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Sa Atuatasi Jr., Served with the Aero Rifle Platoon, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.27.2019
POSTED BY: Malli

Sa

As......Honoring you on your birthday.......Never forgotten.......God Bless
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POSTED ON 9.5.2019

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

On April 12, 1969, an Aero Rifle Platoon (ARP) from B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, were set up in a hilltop night defensive position near Hue in Quang Tri Province, when an 8” artillery shell directed at the enemy landed near their position. When initially reported to the S-2-3 Section of 2/17th Cavalry at 5:00 PM, two ARP troopers were dead and another five wounded. They were evacuated to the 18th Surgical Hospital where two of the wounded expired. The four lost ARP personnel included CPL Sa Atuatasi Jr., SGT Felix A. Calderon, SGT Donald G. Respecki, and SP4 Frank E. Timian. Reportedly, the errant round was directed at their position by a Forward Observer who made a 4000-yard mistake while calling in fire support for another unit. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, Daily Staff Journal, 2/17 Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, Camp Eagle for April 12, 1969, and the book “Amicicide: The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War” by LTC Charles R. Shrader]
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