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Willimansettís Fallen from the Vietnam War 

JOHN JOSEPH LASKOWSKI

Personal Data:               

Birth Date:  October 23, 1947

Birth Place:  Holyoke, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  John S. Laskowski

Motherís Name:  Emilea (Przybyc) Laskowski

Sibling Names:  

Linda (Laskowski) Hernhe; Phyllis (Laskowski) Potvin; Joan (Laskowski) Deforge (deceased)

Marital Status:  Single

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Offspring Names:  

Education:

Schools Attended: Chicopee Comprehensive High School, Chicopee, Massachusetts

High School Diploma:  1965

Selective Service Data:

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SSS Registrant Description:

Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  December 5, 1966

Entry Mode:

Entry Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts

Home of Record:  Willimansett, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army   

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Specialist Five

Rank Abbrev:  SP5   

Pay Grade:  E5         

MOS:  93E20             

MOS Title:  Meteorological Observer

MOS Background:

Awards Received:  

Bronze Star Medal with "V" device (posthumous); Purple Heart Medal (posthumous); Army Good Conduct Medal (posthumous); National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal  

Badges Earned: Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; Overseas Bars

Posthumous Promotion: 

Length of Service:

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: August 2, 1968

Major Command:  II  Field Force                 

Land Assignment:

     Division:  54th Artillery Group

Regiment:  35th Artillery

Battalion:  2nd Battalion                         

Company:  Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  May 18, 1969

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  21

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died                      

Casualty Data 2:  Artillery, Rocket, Mortar    

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  Long Khanh

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Located In Or Near:  Xuan Loc

Body Recovered:  Yes

Burial/Memorial:

Burial Location:  St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Burial Plot Location:

Burial Date:  May 28, 1969

Consigned Funeral Home:  Starzyk Funeral Home, Chicopee, Massachusetts

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Willimansettís Fallen Casualty Order:  3rd 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  24W  Line Number:  44

(Special thanks to Donna Sajdak)

 


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