WAYNE A MICHALAK
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

WAYNE ALLEN MICHALAK

WALL NAME

WAYNE A MICHALAK

PANEL / LINE

37E/25

DATE OF BIRTH

02/02/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HAMMOND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

AN

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WAYNE ALLEN MICHALAK
POSTED ON 10.3.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear AN Wayne Michalak, Thank you for your service as an Aviation Machinist (Jet Mechanic) Airman on the USS ORISKANY. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another autumn. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.21.2017

Casualty at Sea

ADJAN Wayne A. Michalak was an aviation machinist serving on the USS Oriskany (CV-34). On December 13, 1967, the Oriskany was conducting Yankee Station operations in the waters off Vietnam when ADJAN Michalak was critically injured in a flight deck accident after he was drawn into the jet intake of a F-8 aircraft. Michalak was medivacked to the hospital ship USS Repose. He later succumbed to his injuries on February 4, 1968, at the 22nd Casualty Staging Flight at Da Nang Air Base in Quang Nam Province, RVN. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by John Serra at vvmf.org (December 2006)]
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POSTED ON 7.11.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Clark, Teacher Lake Central High School and Students, St. John, Indiana 46373

Indiana Hero - Lake County

Photo posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students of Lake Central High School, 8400 Wicker Ave., St. John, Indiana, 46373

This photo, Gold Star flag and many other documents were given to me many years ago by his mother at her house.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear AN Wayne Allen Michalak, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice 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. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 1.1.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Wayne is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL.
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