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North Brookfieldís Fallen from the Vietnam War


Personal Data:

Birth Date:  March 22, 1948

Birth Place:  Worcester, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Other, Not Reported

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Single

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Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  February 19, 1968

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Entry Location:  Spencer, Massachusetts

Home of Record:  North Brookfield, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army                                 

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Private First Class

Rank Abbrev:  PFC   

Pay Grade:  E3         

MOS:  11B--                 

MOS Title:  Infantryman 

MOS Background:

Duty MOS:  Light Weapons Infantryman

Awards Received:  

National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation  

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Separation Date:  October 26, 1970

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: not reported

Major Command:  I Field Force     

Land Assignment:

      Division4th Infantry Division

Regiment:  8th Infantry 

Battalion:  2nd Battalion            

Company:  A Company

A/2/8 was operating in the 'cha rang valley' between Qui Nhon and Pleiku in July 1970.  PFC Byszek was previously assigned to D/1/35, also of the 4th ID, until 1/35 pulled out in April 1970.  He and others who had more than 90 days remaining on their overseas tour were reassigned to other units.

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  

Wounded July 1, 1970 in Vietnam
Transferred to 249th General Hospital, Camp Drake, Japan
Transferred to Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Died October 18, 1990 at Washington, District of Columbia

Casualty Age:  42 

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died of Wounds    

Casualty Data 2:  Other Explosive Device    

Casualty Data 3:  Ground Casualty               

Casualty Province:  **

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

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Body Recovered:  Yes


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North Brookfieldís Fallen Casualty Order:  2nd

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  12W  Line Number:  67


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