HENRY J DROZDOWSKI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

HENRY JOHN DROZDOWSKI JR

WALL NAME

HENRY J DROZDOWSKI JR

PANEL / LINE

17E/102

DATE OF BIRTH

03/09/1947

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/13/1967

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MI

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ARMY

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LEFT FOR HENRY JOHN DROZDOWSKI JR
POSTED ON 5.1.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. That you endured over 300 surgeries as a result of wounds you suffered is beyond my comprehension. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 3.9.2020
POSTED BY: RDunn

Always Remembered

A proud decorated Vietnam veteran, Henry served in the United States Army and received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was a hero and an inspiration, enduring over 300 surgeries throughout his life due to the devastating injuries he received. He had a deep love for his country and was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 154.
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POSTED ON 3.9.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Henry John Drozdowski Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 6.17.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC Henry Drozdowski,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Today is Fathers Day. Independence Day is approaching, and we remember your sacrifice. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2016

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

Operation Cedar Falls was a massive search and destroy operation conducted to eradicate the so-called "Iron Triangle", an area located in close proximity to Saigon which had become a major stronghold of the communist National Liberation Front (NLF) or Viet Cong. During the operation on January 13, 1967, an artillery mishap caused by an error in the plotting of fire data resulted in the deaths of ten U.S. soldiers and over thirty others wounded. The supporting artillery fire landed on a unit of 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division position. Sixteen rounds of 155mm howitzer fire hit the soldiers just as they were clearing a landing zone just west of Ben Cat. The soldiers lost in the incident included SP4 Michael R. Brotzman, SGT Francisco D. Dacanay, SP4 Robert D. Erickson, CPL Bobby G. Goldhagen, PFC William L. Randolph, CPL Weston H. Reese, CPL Richard A. Robb, and SSGT Gerald Stevens. SSGT Roger P. Gallant was medically evacuated but died the following day. PFC Henry J. Drozdowski Jr. was wounded in the abdomen by fragments from the errant rounds. He was medevacked to the 93rd Evacuation Hospital at Da Nang. On the 24th of January, he was returned stateside for treatment, ultimately being permanently retired from the military on disability in November 1967. He endured over 300 surgeries throughout his life due to the devastating injuries he received. He died at age 64 on April 30, 2011, in Warren, MI, as a result of the wounds received in Vietnam. Drozdowski’s name was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in May 2014. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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