Toschik, Mark Joseph, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 1542, 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Infantry


Special Forces

Ranger
First Lieutenant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Phoenix
Last Address
Phoenix

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Dinh Tuong
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery - Avondale, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08W 104

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
Airborne School7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 111.1, D Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade
  1968-1968, 55G, (55G) Nuclear Weapons Specialist Training Course
  1968-1969, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
  1969-1969, 1690, Airborne School
  1969-1970, 9301, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1970-1970, 1542, 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mark Toschik, 1LT
age 20 yrs, 4 months, 20 days
11 Aug 70
Dinh Tuong, RVN

LT Toschik was serving as a Team Leader with Co.E, 75th Rangers, 3d Bde, 9th Inf Div in the Dinh Tuong area.  On 11 Aug 70 at about 0910 hrs the helicopter (UH-1C Huey) he was riding in was in the process of taking off, after inserting part of his Ranger Team into the LZ, when it came under intense fire.  LT Toschik immediately returned fire.  He was wounded 3 times in the initial attack on the helicopter, but fought back fiercely...firing all the rounds in his rifle plus all the rounds in 2 other M16s that were in the helicopter, emptied his 9mm pistol, and grabbed the copilot's .38 cal pistol and emptied it before the helicopter hit the ground after traveling about 100m and falling from an altitude of about 125'.
Upon impact LT Toschik jumped out, pulled the 2 wounded pilots out to safety, then went to the other side of the helicopter to check for other crew members and there he collapsed and died.
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 08W 104
Vietnam tour  2 Jan 70 ~ 11 Aug 70
7 months, 9 days


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