JOHN A KOZACH
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HONORED ON PANEL 43E, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

JOHN ALBERT KOZACH

WALL NAME

JOHN A KOZACH

PANEL / LINE

43E/24

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hampden County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ALBERT KOZACH
POSTED ON 5.13.2018
POSTED BY: Mary Gagnon

Remembering John

March 6, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of our brother's death in Vietnam.
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
passed.
Mary (Kozach) Gagnon
Also, George Kozach, Donna (Kozach) Cognon, Walter Kozach
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POSTED ON 11.6.2014
POSTED BY: Lori Evans

John and Gary

John and my brother, Gary Engebretson, got on that helicopter that day, May 6, 1968, never to return to their family but in a box. I'm very thankful DOD found them and brought them to the U.S. for proper burial but I have missed Gary every single day of my life. I wonder if Gary and John were friends? To John's family: our families are drawn together by our losses. God bless us all. The photo is of Gary taken at Chu Lai in 1967.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2013

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]

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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

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.

Curt Carter

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POSTED ON 12.23.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at St Michael's Cemetery in Springfield,MA. ACM PH
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