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Websterís Fallen from the Vietnam War

EUGENE PAUL BERESIK

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  March 3, 1933 

Birth Place:  Webster, Massachusetts 

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name: 

Motherís Name:  Teresa A. (unknown) Beresik

Sibling Names: 

Marital Status:  Married

Spouse Name:  Nora K. (Bull) Beresik

Children Names:  Michael T, Paul R.

Education:

Schools Attended:  Bartlett High School, Webster, Massachusetts

High School Diploma: 

Selective Service Data:

SSS Local Board Number:  LB 172

SSS Local Board Location:  Webster, Massachusetts

Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  February 4, 1953 (through February 6, 1955, pilot training)

Entry Mode: Enlistment

Entry Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

Entry Date:   February 7, 1955

Entry Mode: Commission through Aviation Cadet Program

Entry Location:  Laredo AFB, Texas

Home of Record:  Webster, Massachusetts

Service Branch:   Air Force                   

Service Component:   Regular                     

Rank:  Major

Rank Abbrev:   MAJ

Pay Grade:   04

Service Photo:    

  

Awards Received:  

Distinguished Flying Cross with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart; Air Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Longevity Service Award with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal   

Posthumous Promotion:  No

Length of Service:  14 Years

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:  December 30, 1967

Major Command:  7th Air Force

Land Assignment:

Air Wing:  388th Tactical Fighter Wing

Squadron:   44th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Air Base: Korat RTAFB, Thailand           

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  May 31, 1968

Casualty Time:  1558

Casualty Age:  35

Casualty Data 1:  Hostile, Died While Missing                       

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash - Sea      

Casualty Data 3:   Fixed Wing - Pilot 

             

Casualty Province:  Unknown

Casualty Country:   North Vietnam              

Located In Or Near:  Gulf of Tonkin, off east coast of North Vietnam  

Body Recovered:   No

Burial/Memorial:

Webster's Fallen Casualty Order:  6 of 9

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  62W  Line Number:  5


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