JOSEPH BRESKI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH BRESKI JR

WALL NAME

JOSEPH BRESKI JR

PANEL / LINE

23W/83

DATE OF BIRTH

09/30/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

KITTANNING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Armstrong County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH BRESKI JR
POSTED ON 11.6.2003
POSTED BY: Harry L. Breski

My Big Brother

Joe: I have no words to say how I feel about you. You are now, as you were back when we were growing up, my hero. So much has happened in my life since you left in 1969. I am married now and have a great wife and super kids. I am sure you would like them. I miss you a lot Joe and I guess there are times that I don't understand even though I say that I do. There are things that I want to share with you like how great my family is and how much they mean to me. I am so sorry that you missed that part of your life. It is great being a Dad! I know that I cannot compare to the Dad we had. He was the greatest and I know you are with Dad now. I wish that you could have seen my son Doug shoot his first deer with your rifle. I know that you would have loved it as much as I did. My second daughter, Dianna, looks just like you. She is very pretty! My oldest daughter Dawn just graduated from college and is a terrific kid as is my youngest daughter Debbie and both as pretty as their Mom. I know you would like my wife Joe, I fell in love with her the moment I met her.
When I take Doug hunting I know that you are not far behind. I always go back to the times that you used to take me hunting when you came home on leave. I never got a chance to thank you for doing that for me. I remember that morning that you left, John and I were sleeping out on the front porch and I remember seeing you walk past and down the steps to the car. You did not look back and I watched the car until I could no longer see it. I feel cheated that I did not get to spend more time with you. I know that I should be more thankful but I guess I still don’t understand. I would have loved the chance to know you better. That’s why I have tried to get in contact with people who knew you while you were in the service. I have met a lot of guys that knew you while you were in Vietnam and they have given me so much and I have nothing to offer them in return. They have told me about that terrible night Joe. I have tried to get to know you better through them as much as possible. They have gone back in time for me to a painful part in their lives and have helped me. They are also heroes to me Joe. I have tried to get to know you more over these last several years because I was to young to understand the danger that was in your life. I thought that you would go to Vietnam and come back just like OCS and flight school. I did not know what Vietnam was all about! You have touched my heart and it aches. You are my “big brother” and I will probably never get over losing you. I know that life goes on but it just seems so unfair. I miss you! Your kid brother Harry
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POSTED ON 10.28.2001
POSTED BY: Col. R. V. Baker

Flight School

Joe and I lived together in Mineral Wells Texas, and Enterprise, AL. When we made the move we spent the night at the Vicksburg Battlefield Motel. Joe's Yankee comments the next morning almost got us killed. My car broke down on the way there on Sunday morning. Joe helped get it hooked up, and towed my car the last 200 miles. We had to sign in by 5, we made it by 2 minutes. Joe was a wonderful guy, never letting adversity get him down, he always found a way to smile and get over it. He was a committed professional. He loved pepper on his salad, to this day I can't eat one without putting pepper on it. He lives in my heart and soul daily.
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