Tomaszewski, Stanley, Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11C20, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/B Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Specialist 4


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Batavia, NY
Last Address
Batavia, NY

Casualty Date
Jul 18, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Joseph Cemetery and Mausoleum - Batavia, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23E 087

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)23rd Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 11C20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1967, 11C20, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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Last Known Activity


Specialist 4 Stanley Tomaszewski, Jr. was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Batavia, New York, and he was a 1965 graduate of Batavia High School. Spec. 4 Tomaszewski was serving with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division when he was killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam on July 18, 1967. Stanley‚??s name is located on panel 23 of the East Wall on Line 87.

SP4 Tomaszewski is buried at St Joseph Cemetery, Batavia, New York.  Find A Grave Memorial: 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80186351

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Burial ceremony aims to spark enthusiasm for war memorial

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:00 am

Burial ceremony aims to spark enthusiasm for war memorial
By Joanne Beck
The Daily News Online

BATAVIA ‚?? A burial ceremony this weekend will honor a tradition started six decades ago while it sparks excitement for a new war memorial, Ron Konieczny says.

The ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Memorial Jerome Center Park on the corner of Bank Street and Washington Avenue. It is to last just 20 minutes, Konieczny said, and represents much support from the community.

‚??We‚??ve gotten some hefty donations for it. I could not believe it,‚?? he said Tuesday. ‚??Personal invitations were sent out to every official from every city, village and town in Genesee County, and to Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul.‚??

He has no guarantee of any of them attending the event. Except for state Assemblyman Steve Hawley, who has been given seven minutes to offer a little history on the original war memorial that was placed at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital on North and Summit streets.

The burial will begin with a blessing from Father Ivan Trujillo of Resurrection Parish. Hawley is to then give the local history lesson from 1950, followed by a closing prayer, a firing squad volley and playing the somber ‚??Taps.‚?? A burial flag will also be folded and presented to Colleen Flynn, spokeswoman and liaison from United Memorial Medical Center.

‚??She has been outstanding about this project and to the veterans,‚?? Konieczny said.

The flag is to be framed and on display at the hospital in the future, he said.

Michael and Valerie Tomaszewski, owners of  Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral and Cremation Chapel, have donated a casket for the interment of those former plaques used to display the names of local fallen heroes. This donation is being made in the name of Stanley Tomaszewski, an Army specialist fourth class who was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1967.

A Marbelon lined burial vault and related equipment of a tent and lowering device has been donated by Dennis and Carol Shults of the Doric Vault of Western New York Inc. in Buffalo. Konieczny said he was going to ask for a special price, but was told ‚??there is no special price.‚?? The company operators instead said they wanted to donate the vault and equipment, he said.

And the list goes on. Gary Squires of Manning Squires and Hennig in Batavia said that ‚??we‚??ll take care of it‚?? for digging out the grave site. And silk flower wreaths are being donated by Ronald Colantonio of East Bethany.

The burial is a rite to be done before the next phase, said Konieczny, who was appointed by Genesee County's Joint Veterans Council as chairman of the new memorial committee.

A permanent concrete marker will designate the spot and be in place by Memorial Day next year. It will be accented with ‚??many pavers,‚?? he said, which are being sold to raise money for the $500,000 project. Envelopes will be available Saturday to purchase the granite pavers. A fee of $375 includes the paver, engraving and setting at the park.

‚??We‚??re $100,000 short of ordering the monument itself,‚?? he said. ‚??We‚??re hoping to get 100 people or businesses to come up with $1,000 each and that would wrap it up.‚??

Many area businesses have been sent information about the project and those mailings are still being completed. The grand plan is to dedicate the black granite memorial ‚?? measuring 7 1/2 feet high and 31 feet wide ‚?? by Memorial Day 2013. It‚??s to include 283 names etched in as a permanent salute to those Genesee County veterans killed in action.

 

   
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