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is honored on Panel 49E, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/19/16 - by Robert Sage
    Stanley is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.
  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 4/10/14 - by A Marine - Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Stanley Zalewski Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Thank You, Stanley

    Posted on 2/10/13 - by John Kouris

    It's taken me more than forty years to find you. Those days at St. Mary's grade school were a lifetime ago. You are a hero, Stan -- Brave, upright and strong. I never made it to Vietnam; it is the one of the few regrets I have in my life. Thank you for serving our great country at a time when we dishonored all of the men and women who served.

  • Marine Remembered

    Posted on 10/7/09 - by Dave
    Cpl. Stan (Ski) Zalewski, Jr. (22), USMC
    Fire Team Leader
    Recon Team Leader (S. Vietnam)
    Guard (S. Vietnam)
    Purple Hearts

    Home: Calumet City, IL

    USMC: 1962--1966 + 1967--1968
    Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
    Unit: G Company, 2nd Bn., 9th Marines (C/1/7), 1963--1965

    South Vietnam: 1965
    Unit: G Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines (on ship), 1965

    South Vietnam: May 18, 1965--Oct. 1, 1965
    Unit: D Company (3rd Platoon), 3rd Recon. Battalion, 3rd Marine Division
    WIA: July 12 + Oct. 1, 1965

    South Vietnam: Dec. 1, 1967--Apr. 10, 1968
    Unit: H+HS-1, MWHG-1, 1st Marine Air Wing
    (Temporary Add Duty: B (?) Company, 7th (?) Motor Transport Battalion)
    DOW: April 10, 1968

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The Wall of Faces

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