Brese, Anthony Arthur, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 11B10, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1969 - 1970

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Blasdell
Last Address
Blasdell

Casualty Date
Dec 26, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery - Lackawanna, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 008

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry 101st Airborne Division
  1970-1970, 11B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
  1970-1970, 11B10, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
Buffalo StateCanisius College
  1966-1968, Buffalo State
  1968-1969, Canisius College
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Last Known Activity
According to source, he was injured along with other men in an accidental firing on his platoon due to a plotting error. The platoon was setting up their night perimeter defense at the time.

Partial list of those killed and injured:
SP4 Paul D'Amato
SP4 Gregory Felker
SP4 Larry Heen
Cpl Calvin Mack
SP4 Thomas Noble
Sgt Michael Nugent
Cpl Vern Odom
Cpl Wesley Phillips
SP4 Steve Pohancek

Beyond Christmas Eve, . . .  three more that died of wounds sustained, and they were probably also hit that day:
SP4 Anthony Brese Died 12/26/70
Cpl Kenneth Griffin Died 12/28/70
Cpl Jaime Laboy Died 1/8/71

Source: http://www.327infantry.org/first/stories_poems/christmas_eve_accident_memories.htm

   
Comments/Citation
Anthony Arthur Brese was born June 30, 1948 and his home of record was Blasdell, New York. He attended St. Francis Parochial School in Hamburg, New York and then attended Buffalo State College and Canisius College and planned to be a teacher. He was drafted prior to beginning his third year of college. 

While in Vietnam, he served with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. 

Anthony died of wounds received during a "friendly fire" incident on Christmas Eve in 1970 which killed several members of his unit. He died the day after Christmas.

He was survived by his parents, Anthony and Laura (Michalski) Brese; four brothers, Stanley, James, Stephan, Paul and a sister Roseanne. 

His funeral was held at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church and he was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, New York.

Garden of Nativity, Lot 228, Grave 2

Godspeed Anthony!
   
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