Driza, Stanley William, SGT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
91B-Medical NCO
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1967-1967, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1965 - 1967



Sergeant


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Dec 22, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Duong
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32E 043

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Not Forgotten posted by SC Bradley, John (STRAIGHT ARROW JB), SP 5 63
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 Unit Assignments
US Army Vietnam (USARV)2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1966-1967, 91A, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1966-1967, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1975 Vietnam War
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive, Phase III Campaign 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968 VSM Streamer
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Last Known Activity
Stanley William Driza
Sergeant
HHC, 2ND BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 06, 1946 to December 22, 1967
STANLEY W DRIZA is on the Wall at Panel 32E Line 043
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Vietnam Wall Panel coords 32E 043

Stanley and I were classmates in grade school and lived only two blocks apart in Philly. We had a large class and were seperated in 1960, when we went to different High Schools. We both served in the Army, but I was never asked to make the sacrifices that Stanley made. I am proud to have known him and routinely say a prayer for him every time the Vietnam War is mentioned. The fact that he died attempting to aid a buddie was typical of him.
MSG Tom Boyle US Army (RET)

SGT STANLEY DRIZA WAS AWARDED THE "SILVER STAR" POSTHUMOUSLY....

STAN and I both went to WEST CATHOLIC HS ......John Bradley




Stanley Driza’s passion for life and compassion for others shone during his childhood years and later as a battlefield medic in Vietnam, although he would never fulfill his dream of a career in medicine.

“Stan was always ...a short, skinny kid, but who had the heart and the courage every football coach looks for,” his brother recalled. “Stan would do almost anything he was dared to. He did a lot of foolish things, but they were the things other boys, in their own minds, wished they could do. In all his roughness and recklessness there was a big loving heart. There were no homeless or hungry dogs or cats in our neighborhood.”

Driza enlisted in the Army in August 1965 after attending Lincoln Preparatory School and began airborne training. He had to drop out because of vision problems, and ended up training to be a medical corpsman. The 21-year-old sergeant was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division.

He died near Xom Bao Dung three days before Christmas Day 1967 while trying to help a wounded soldier to safety. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.



Photo: Christmas Death
Stanley Driza’s passion for life and compassion for others shone during his childhood years and later as a battlefield medic in Vietnam, although he would never fulfill his dream of a career in medicine.
“Stan was always a short, skinny kid, but who had the heart and the courage every football coach looks for,” his brother recalled. “Stan would do almost anything he was dared to. He did a lot of foolish things, but they were the things other boys, in their own minds, wished they could do. In all his roughness and recklessness there was a big loving heart. There were no homeless or hungry dogs or cats in our neighborhood.”
Driza enlisted in the Army in August 1965 after attending Lincoln Preparatory School and began airborne training. He had to drop out because of vision problems, and ended up training to be a medical corpsman. The 21-year-old sergeant was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division.
He died near Xom Bao Dung three days before Christmas Day 1967 while trying to help a wounded soldier to safety. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
 
   
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