STANLEY T DEMBOSKI
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 101 OF THE WALL

STANLEY T DEMBOSKI

WALL NAME

STANLEY T DEMBOSKI

PANEL / LINE

5E/101

DATE OF BIRTH

07/20/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

JERSEY CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hudson County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STANLEY T DEMBOSKI
POSTED ON 4.23.2004
POSTED BY: Doris

A great guy

I am one of the people from Ferris who knew you , and knew what a special person you were, giving your life so others may live in peace was the ultimate sacrifice, and there are no words to express how I feel.

God Bless your family , they lost a precious gift.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Cody

Friend of my youth

That last goodbye

Stan was a great guy. A fine young man.
We attended James A. Ferris High School and graduated in the Class of 1963.

Stan joined the Army soon after graduation and was very proud when he earned his Paratrooper jump wings.

Our friendship grew after High School..................... Getting together whenever he was home on leave.

Our last goodbye was when he left for that last tour....... in Viet Nam. Then he would be comming home and getting back to civilian life. That was almost 35 years ago.

I think of him often. I remember the handsome young paratrooper home on leave and the fun we shared together.

He had just barely enough time left on his enlistment for that .........tour in Viet Nam.

He had been making plans for his future when he would be a civilian again.
But fate stepped in...... he had to pull that last tour in..... Viet Nam.

Close to my last day as a civilian; We who were his friends gathered for his funeral. It was hard to believe that it was my friend Stan in the casket.

The couple of months in the jungle had taken a terrible toll. He looked so thin and frail.....I thought.

Not like the well built paratrooper who had said goodbye to me just a few short months ago.....on his way to that last tour in Viet Nam.

What had this war done to my friend in so short a time?

It couldn't be real. This terrible fate was something you read about; You always heard about it happening to guys you didn't even know! .....Isn'that so ?

Some of the girls we went to school with were there........... crying.
The guys were trying stiffle their emotions.
It was hard to believe this was real.
Stan was the first and maybe the only classmate we'd lose to the War!

March 16, 1966, I left for basic training. I was 20 years old then. Now I'm almost 59 now. Its hard to believe that Stan has been gone almost 38 years.

In my mind I can still see him as he was when he was last home on leave, maybe it was the summer of '65.

His hair has never turned gray; He hasn't gotten old or fat.
He never went bald.
He never got to get married. He never had kids of his own. He didn't get to have the truck farm he dreamed about and planned on having when he got out , after that last tour in Viet Nam.

He lost the most precious thing we all have.........life !
Because he was young at a time when the young men were being sacrificed in Viet Nam.

He was patriotic at a time when it wasn't fashionable.
He wasn't in college..... Protesting the war in the Student Union!
He couldn't be there when they were burning the flag or bitching about the the Draft! No time for that!
He was too busy dying in that there damn Viet Nam!

He died alone a long way from Home and those who cared about him..... In a miserable place most people back then couldn't find on a map.

He was a brave young man........when many weren't!
He served with Honor........making the ultimate sacrifice!
He was a friend of my youth. I still remember him and I miss him. I feel sorry for him and at the same time I am proud that I knew him. I wish I could tell him thanks!
But I can't.
I never expected that last goodbye to be........

The Last Goodbye.

Robert Cody....class of 1963

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POSTED ON 5.10.2002
POSTED BY: Terry Alas

Stanley Demboski

May you find peace in heaven, and if you meet my mother say "Hello" for me and tell her that I miss her. Her name is Rosa and her last named is Alas. She went to heaven in 2002. She have an amazing smile and she is very friendly, maybe you can be her friend.
Truly your friend,
Terry Alas
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POSTED ON 5.8.2002
POSTED BY: Hajra Zaki

R.I.P.

You were a very special person for what you did and you always will be special. May your soul rest in peace at all times.
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POSTED ON 4.22.2002
POSTED BY: Natnael Shiferaw

You will never be forgotten

Stanley, even though I don't know you I could tell from the letter posted by Robert Cody I could tell you were a great young man. You must have been great friends because he wrote very wonderful things about you. Man you have a lot of fans.

PS. Robert, I hope one day you could come to my school, P.S.#17, in Jersey City, to tell us the story about Stanley's life.

Truly yours,

Natnael Shiferaw
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