NORBERT A PODHAJSKY
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

NORBERT ALBERT PODHAJSKY

WALL NAME

NORBERT A PODHAJSKY

PANEL / LINE

6W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

08/16/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NIHN THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

TOLEDO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tama County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORBERT ALBERT PODHAJSKY
POSTED ON 8.27.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Norbert Podhajsky, Thank you for your service with the 311th Tactical Airlift Squadron. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Memorial Day weekend is beginning when the nation remembers all our lost. 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 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Andrew M Derrick

Great Friend Never to be Forgotten

Daryl, Ken Guier and I became close friends during Grade School. I remember Daryl as a very bright guy, a talented piano player and accomplished student. Taught me to play 'Wipe-Out' on piano. We played one-on-one football, went deer hunting in my 55 Chevy, stole and drank 5-star brandy together - his favorite song was 'Chug-a-Lug'. Nearly bankrupted restaurant all-you-can eat Chicken Wings. He called me just before leaving for Viet-Nam and I cried when hearing that he died. My Friend Daryl, I will never forget you.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2016

Final Mission of CAPT Norbert A. Podhajsky

On November 29, 1970, a USAF C-123K Provider (#54-0649), Flight Bookie 540, from the 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, was on a routine milk run (passenger) mission from Phan Rang to Cam Rahn Bay when it crashed into a mountain ridge 14 miles outside Cam Rahn Bay. The Provider crashed in poor weather, striking high ground at an altitude of 2700 feet in thick clouds. On board the aircraft were 44 people, consisting of 5 crewmen and 39 passengers. There were 32 U.S. military and 12 South Vietnamese. Two ARVN survivors were found five days later walking toward a road. The crash site was located after a week on December 5th by U.S. Army Rangers and South Vietnamese Rangers. They found two U.S. survivors, CAPT Vincent J. Fairbrother Jr. and SGT Gary Aldredge, who endured the week with no food or water. Thirty U.S. military plus ten ARVN troops were killed. The lost crew included pilot CAPT Cecil G. Moyer Jr., co-pilot 1LT James F. Saxby, and crewmen SSGT Grayson H. Newberry, SSGT Harry A. Watson, and CAPT Norbert A. Podhajsky. The U.S. passengers killed were SGT Jack R. Gibbs, TSGT Bruce R. Johnson, SGT James E. Stubblefield, SMS Bobby D. Seay, SSGT James C. Starnes, 1LT Elmon C. Caudill III, 1LT Jon M. King, PVT Gary Anderson, A1C James B. Young, CWO Franklin D. Defenbaugh, SP4 Samuel A. Grayson III, SP4 Charles A. Johnson, SP4 Donald A. Slate, 1LT Charles L. Kollenberg, SGT Ronnie C. Teschendorf, SP4 George Beedy, SGT Billy J. Hogan Jr, SGT Raymond H. Gray, SGT Joseph C. Blackwell, PFC Joseph A. Jacques, PFC Arthur J. Menn, SP4 Ronald R. Greenhouse, SSGT Ralph S. Guck, CAPT William D. Kennedy III, and CAPT Robert J. Polniak. [Taken from c123sinsea.org, bswett.com]
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POSTED ON 10.10.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

We have found that Norbert is really buried at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Vining,IA.
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