JOSEPH R PIETRZAK
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 93 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH RAY PIETRZAK

WALL NAME

JOSEPH R PIETRZAK

PANEL / LINE

5W/93

DATE OF BIRTH

09/03/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/10/1971

HOME OF RECORD

ROSEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Muskingum County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH RAY PIETRZAK
POSTED ON 9.3.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Joseph Ray Pietrzak, Served with B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.20.2017

Final Mission of SGT Joseph R. Pietrzak

On February 10, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 66-17765) from B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, was on a visual reconnaissance mission in Thua Thien Province, RVN, when the aircraft helicopter was hit by heavy .51 caliber machine gun fire in the power compartment and fuel section. It burst into flames and fell vertically and exploded on impact. Other helicopters in the area immediately attempted to land and search the area for survivors, but the crewmen reported that enemy fire and deteriorating weather conditions prevented them from doing so. None of the crews conducting visual searches saw survivors or bodies around the blazing helicopter. Radio frequencies were monitored for a period after that, with no result. Enemy activity in the area prevented further search in the loss area near the Laotian border. The two lost crewmen included pilot WO1 Mark J. Robertson and observer SGT Joseph R. Pietrzak. Robertson’s remains were repatriated on May 15, 1994, and positively identified March 16, 2004. Pietrzak’s remains were repatriated on June 7, 1994, and positively identified March 16, 2004. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 5.26.2014

Dad

I'm so proud of your service. I miss you every day and being part of my life.till we meet again I love you, you daughter Dodi
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POSTED ON 11.17.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Joseph Ray Pietrzak, 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 9.9.2013
POSTED BY: JERRY SANDWISCH OHIO VIETNAM VET 1969-70

NOT FORGOTTEN

MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS!!!!
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