TADEUSZ M KEPCZYK
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

TADEUSZ MARIAN KEPCZYK

WALL NAME

TADEUSZ M KEPCZYK

PANEL / LINE

47W/50

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1924

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PORT CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Charlotte County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TADEUSZ MARIAN KEPCZYK
POSTED ON 9.8.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

SFC Tadeusz "Teddy" M. Kepczyk is buried at Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville, NC.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.28.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SFC Tadeusz Kepczyk, Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Indirect Fire Infantryman. I researched you on the 52nd anniversary of the start of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is Thanksgiving, so this is the perfect time to say thanks. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.27.2019
POSTED BY: Catherine Haynes, Florida volunteer researcher

Beloved father and husband..."Teddy"

Some of the photographs were graciously submitted by Teddy's son, Roman. SFC Kepczyk served in many capacities in the Special Forces and is also memorialized in the Special Operations Command Memorial. The family would like to hear stories from his friends and acquaintances....
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POSTED ON 8.23.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 3.17.2018

Attack on FOB-4 Compound

On August 23, 1968, the Command & Control North (CCN) MACV-SOG field command compound FOB-4 at Da Nang was attacked by approximately 100 members of North Vietnam’s Special Operation Brigade. Called sappers, they were Hanoi’s most elite commandos. They entered the CCN compound along its 300-yard wide beachfront beginning at 2:30 AM. Their bodies greased to squeeze through fences, they wore only loincloths or khaki shorts and carried AK-47’s, grenades, hand-thrown RPG’s, and woven baskets containing demolition charges. As the intruders opened fire in the camp, the Green Berets poured out of their billets. Many, like SMAJ Richard Pegram Jr. and SSGT Howard Varni, were cut down by the waiting NVA. A sapper squad reached the CNN communications bunker and threw an explosive charge in, killing three Americans instantly. Simultaneous explosions and bursts of fire killed five E-7’s—SFC Don W. Welch, SFC Albert M. Walter, SFC Tadeusz M. Kepczyk, SFC Donald R. Kerns, and SFC Harold R. Voorheis. In another building, 1LT Paul D. Potter was gunned down, the only officer to die, although twelve others would be wounded. Several of the lost Green Berets were young: PFC William H. Bric III (19), SP4 Anthony J. Santana (20), and Sergeants James T. Kickliter (22) and Robert J. Uyesaka (23). Old soldiers died too, SMAJ Pegram (40), MSGT Gilbert A. Secor (36), and MSGT Rolf E. Rickmers (34). Other lost SOG personnel included SSGT Talmadge H. Alphin Jr. and MSGT Charles R. Norris. Despite the carnage, the Green Berets fought back with M16’s, grenades, and AK-47’s taken from dead sappers. Personal heroics were displayed by the men of MACVSOG. One lieutenant raced a jeep repeatedly back and forth across the compound in front of astonished enemy sappers, carrying wounded men to safety and medical treatment. By dawn, the skirmish had ended as the Americans retook their compound. Dead sappers lay in ones and twos everywhere, a total of 38. Sixteen Green Berets had died, the greatest loss of Army Special Forces’ lives in one incident. Another 48 were wounded. In addition, 16 indigenous Allied soldiers were killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG” by John L. Plaster]
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