JOHN ALBERT KOZACH
JOHN A KOZACH
Though on earth you are no more
But in our memory you are with us
As you always were before….
My two remaining brothers and sister often reminisce about our happy childhood together and also the tragic time in our lives when John was taken away from us.
Thanks to all who posted on the Vietnam Wall and still remember.
Lori, thanks for your post dated, 11/6/2014, about John and Gary.
I am hoping all will see this long overdue remembrance - many years have
Mary (Kozach) Gagnon
Also, George Kozach, Donna (Kozach) Cognon, Walter Kozach
John and Gary
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 63-12874
On March 6, 1968, this aircraft from the 198th Infantry Brigade was on a visual reconnaissance mission in the Quang Ngai Province (I Corps) area when it was hit by hostile small arms and automatic weapons fire. Pilot WO1 Donald E. Kenton and observers SP4 John A. Kozach and SP4 Gary L. Engebretson suffered fatal wounds as a result of the attack. [Taken from vhpa.org]
Remembering an American Hero
Dear SP4 John Albert Kozach, sir,
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.