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Last name: WANAGESHIK
First name: MELVIN UDELSON
Home of Record (official): TRAVERSE CITY
State (official): MI
Date of Birth: Monday, February 3, 1947
Sex: Male
Race:
American Indian
Marital Status: Single

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Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 54957677
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D20
 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
B Troop 1st Squadron

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Start of Tour: Wednesday, March 8, 1967
Date of Casualty: Monday, February 19, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 40E - Row 034

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MELVIN UDELSON WANAGESHIK

Memorial Gardens Cemetery
3575 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, MI 49684