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Last name: YANO
First name: RODNEY JAMES TAKASHI
Home of Record (official): KEALAKEKUA
State (official): HI
Date of Birth: Monday, December 13, 1943
Sex: Male
Race: Mongolian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SFC
Serial Number: 10116085
Component: Regular
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 67M40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Air Cavalry Troop 

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Start of Tour: Tuesday, January 3, 1967
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, January 1, 1969
Age at time of loss: 25
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Other causes (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Bien Hoa
The Wall: Panel 35W - Row 018

--- Interment ---

RODNEY JAMES TAKASHI YANO

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
2177 Puowaina Drive
Honolulu
, Honolulu County , HI 96813
Section W, Plot 614