Vaickus, Anthony Joseph, Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11C20, B Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Specialist 4

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums - Justice, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 032

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The National Gold Star Family RegistryVietnam Veterans Memorial
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  2018, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 11C20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1967-1967, 11C20, B Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

One of the 61 American Heroes who paid the ultimate price at the 'Ong Thanh' ambush on Oct.17,1967.

Uncle Tony POSTED ON 9/13/00 - VVMF, 

Karen Vaickus,, Husband's Uncle, 94406 Drive D
Lawton, MI 49065. Family. Anthony Joseph is my husband's uncle. My husband was named after him after he was killed in the war. Anthony's brother, Ken Vaickus, talks about him often. What a smart guy he was, and how he had so much going for him, and how hurt his mother was when they came to give her the news of Anthony's death. I never knew Uncle Tony, but I know that his family misses him terribly. Ken is the only family member still living. May God bless him and take away any pain from this tradgedy. Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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