|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1945|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1968|
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
SP4 - E4 - ARMY - Selective Service
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
RECIPIENT OF THE BRONZE STAR OF MERIT
Richard Micha Banaszynski began his tour on May 15, 1968; he was killed in action on October 25, 1968.
His death is listed as "Hostile - Ground Casualty - Other Explosive Device", and his body is listed as recovered(Burial information has been verified and added as of May, 2014). UPDATE, MAY 28, 2014: Paperwork has been verified this week which details Richard's death as being caused by a 'hostile booby trap'; I am not very learned on this exact lingo, but I assume it to mean that he stepped on a trap? I would appreciate any help available with deciphering wording in some of the notations forwarded to me - Thank You!
There are notations that Mr. Banaszynski was from the Pulaski, Wisconsin area, and that he was Roman Catholic; he is listed as single at the time of his death. His next of kin is listed as his mother, Sophie of Pulaski, Wisconsin.
He is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - Panel 40W, Line 31.
This page is being placed online on what would have been Mr. Banaszynski's 67th birthday.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Assumption B.V.M. Province Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 10, 2012
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