Helder A. C. Da Silva

Helder DaSilva of Belleville, NJ Vietnam Memorial,  2004 by Anthony Buccino

Army Spec. 4 Helder Arthur C. Da Silva, 24, of Belleville, was killed in action on Feb. 7, 1966, in South Vietnam.

Da Silva began his tour of duty on Sept. 12, 1965. His service number is 036285328. Da Silva was married.

Born on January 28, 1942, he is the son of Artur and Angelina Da Silva. Helder Da Silva is interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Newark, N.J.

He is memorialized in Washington, D.C., at The Wall: Panel 05E - Row 016.

Da Silva was the first of eleven Belleville soldiers killed in Vietnam.

Helder DaSilva of Belleville, NJ. KIA Vietnam.  2004 by Anthony Buccino

The Wall: Panel 05E - Row 016

Washington, D.C.

Helder Da Sivla - photo credit: David B. GarciaDA SILVA, HELDER ARTHUR C


Date of Birth: Wednesday, January 28, 1942
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 036285328
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10

Start of Tour: Sunday, September 12, 1965
Date of Casualty: Monday, February 7, 1966
Age at time of loss: 24
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Unknown/Not Reported
Comments: SVC# 51526380



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