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is honored on Panel 2W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of 1LT George W. Kamenicky

    Posted on 5/4/17 - by
    On September 30, 1971, a USAF Douglas A-1E (#52-135187) from the 1st Special Operations Squadron, 56th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force, was on a combat mission in Laos when it was shot down by small arms ground fire on southeastern edge of Plain of Jars in Xiangkhoang Province. Both crewmen were killed in the incident. They included pilot 1LT George W. Kamenicky and co-pilot CAPT Halton R. Vincent. Two rescue helicopters were deployed and successfully recovered their bodies. [Taken from,, and]
  • George Kamenicky @ Derby Senior High School

    Posted on 6/17/15
    Picture of George at Derby Senior High School
  • Names of Sky Raider class 72-01

    Posted on 6/17/15
    (L-R) 2Lt Joe Seitz, 1Lt George W. Kamenicky (KIA 71/09/30), 1Lt Robert Herklotz, LtCol Wheeler, Maj Clyde Dishong (source:
  • High School

    Posted on 6/17/15 - by John Cunningham
    We went to high school together, George a year ahead of me.
    One of the smartest, nicest guys I've known. Would help anyone, anytime.
    Our chemistry class was graded on a total points/quarter basis. We were fierce competitors and friends, competing and helping one another. We drove each other to excel -- 1st quarter, he pounded my score. 2nd quarter, I beat him by a bunch. 3rd quarter, he beat me by a little. 4th quarter, I beat him by 1 pt -- perhaps the toughest achievement of my life.
  • Childhood memories of a special friend

    Posted on 6/30/14 - by Chris Sommerfeldt

    Everyday and especially Memorial Day brings to mind childhood memories of a special friend who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America and his fellow soldiers.

    George lived two blocks from me on Woods street in Sherman, Texas.
    His dad was stationed at Perrin AFB and we attended Bryant Elementary.

    George was little and fast and always won the races. He made the highest grades on the math quizzes. He was the star pitcher on our little league team. He was a leader.
    He achieved the Eagle rank and attended the National Jamboree in 1960. His attitude, behavior, his example was one to emulate.

    What influence did he have on others in the short time on this earth? His legacy remains active in the George W. Kamenicky Civil Engineering Award to the top cadet. Rest in peace, brother.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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