Breski, Joseph, Jr., 1LT Fallen
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Last Unit
1969-1969, 1981, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
Service Years
1967 - 1969


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1969
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Long
Vietnam War/Vietnam Unspecified Operations
Location of Interment
Lawn Haven Burial Estates - Worthington, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23W 083

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Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/06/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.

Age at death: 21.7

Flight class: 68-524/68-44

Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15585
Position in vehicle: co-pilot

Started Tour: 04/04/1969

single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

 Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15585
The Army purchased this helicopter 0469
Total flight hours at this point: 00000020
Date: 06/06/1969
Incident number: 69060666.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: XT326899
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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This record was last updated on 07/23/2002

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Date posted on this site: 07/20/2010

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20 Aug 2007

Joe: So much time has passed as it has been 38 years now since you left us. I wish so much you could have been here so I could share all the joys in my life, like my family. I have tried to find out as much about those last 2 months and about you, Joe, as I could. I have learned a lot, and I know you would probably be mad at me for spending so much time trying to find out about you, but it was because of how I feel about you. You made such an impression on me, Joe, that I will never forget you nor stop thinking about you. I am so proud of what you became and what you did with your life in such a short period of time, but it makes my heart ache every time I think about losing you and never being able to share things that brothers share. I have tried to live my life as full as possible as I know this would be a dedication of your life that you could not have. I love my family so much that I want to share them with you but I know that I cannot. It makes me sad to think that you will never have the chance to have the joy of having children. They are such a joy that words cannot describe it, and they make me so proud.

Some of the men that you served with, Joe, are now gone from this life. It makes me sad to lose them as well. Whenever I get the chance, Joe, I tell people about you and what you did. I miss you.

Your kid brother,

Harry L. Breski



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