STEVEN M MCARTHUR
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HONORED ON PANEL 52E, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

STEVEN MICHAEL MCARTHUR

WALL NAME

STEVEN M MCARTHUR

PANEL / LINE

52E/40

DATE OF BIRTH

02/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/28/1968

HOME OF RECORD

COEUR D'ALENE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kootenai County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEVEN MICHAEL MCARTHUR
POSTED ON 1.9.2006
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins

An American hero

Taken from the website:

http://www.facesfromthewall.com/idvn/ID1968mar.html

Steven Michael McArthur was known as Steven D. Loomer in Coeur D'Alene ID.
It is not unusual for some of the service men to have more than one name.
The usual thing is Mom remarries and the son is given the surname of his step-father (especially if there are other children in the home.) Most people of the community knows the kid by that name.
The kid then joins the service and is required to use his legal name. Thus young Steven Loomer became SP4 Steven McArthur.
Steven Loomer's death was on the front page of the Coeur d'Alene newspaper. He is listed on the Wall under his legal and military name Steven McArthur and he is buried in the Forest Cemetery, Coeur D' Alene ID as Steven McArthur.
I hope this explaination allows friends of Steven to find him on the Wall. It is presented with honor and respect.

Cd'A Soldier Dies in Viet Nam

Army Pvt. Steven D. Loomer, 19, Coeur d' Alene, was killed in action in Vietnam, according to official word received Tuesday night by his immediate family. He was the son of Mrs. Sam Loomer, 508 Locust Ave., and Jack McArthur, Spokane.
His death occurred 28 Apr (1968), according to the Department of Defense.
Pvt. Loomer had been stationed as a paratrooper at Cu Chi, Vietnam, but recently had been involved in action over much of the war zone, including the Hue area. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Details of the mission at the time of his death were not disclosed.
Young Loomer was born 8 Feb 1949 in Coeur d'Alene, and attended local schools prior to enlisting in military service during the summer of 1967. He shipped to Vietnam in October where he immediately went to the front lines.
He was the recipient of two citations for military heroism.
Survivors, besides his parents, include a step-father, Sam Loomer, at the family home; brothers, Carnie Loomer and Jeff Loomer, and step-brothers and step-sister Mike, Chuck and Peggy Loomer, all at the family home. Several aunts and uncles also live in the area. (The Coeur d'Alene Press, Coeur D'Alene ID, Wednesday, 1 May 1968) researched by Coeur d'Alene Library.

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POSTED ON 4.28.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Steven, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
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