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LCpl Anthony Peter Sawicki
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1947
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1967
Quang Tri, Vietnam

US Marine LCpl Anthony Peter Sawicki, Vietnam Veteran and Native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

US Marine Lance Corporal Anthony Peter Sawicki was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, LCPL Sawicki served our country until September 10th, 1967 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Anthony died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Anthony was born on November 14th, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. LCPL Sawicki is on panel 26E, line 051 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

The Sunday Bulletin - Philadelphia; September 24, 1967, Section 1 Page 36: At Vietnam, Sept. 10, 1967, Lance Cpl. Anthony Peter Sawicki, U.S.M.C., beloved son of Alphonse and Mary Grace Vacanti Sawicki, of 1442 Howard Street. Relatives and friends are invited to pay respects at the Joseph A. Quinn Funeral Home, corner of Roosevelt Blvd and Sanger Street, Monday Evening. Solemn Requiem Mass, St. Martin's Church, Tues., 10 A.M. Internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

I met Tony on the Wildwood boardwalk in 1963, and we became friends. He was a passionate but innocent guy. He enlisted immediately after graduating from high school. I cannot forget the shock of seeing his photo in the 'Philadelphia Daily News' and news that he was killed by fragments from enemy mortal shell. His Mom said, 'He died a Marine and he was proud of the uniform he wore.' He was survived by his parents, Grace and Alphonse, and siblings, Mary Grace and John. Teresa Deni, treedeni@yahoo.com.

He served as a Lance Corporal with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF.
United States Marine Corps.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for Valor, The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Grace Vacanti Sawicki (1924 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cheltenham
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: May 22, 2010
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LCpl Anthony Peter Sawicki
Added by: Tom Reece
 
LCpl Anthony Peter Sawicki
Added by: Tom Reece
 
LCpl Anthony Peter Sawicki
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