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Col Richard W Wyczawski
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1918
Death: Feb. 16, 2003

US Marine Corps
WWII and Korean War Veteran

The Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel Richard W. Wyczawski (MCSN: 0-6714), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VMF-212), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 19 September 1950 to 10 March 1951. During the amphibious landing at Inchon, Lieutenant Colonel Wyczawski personally led repeated attacks in support of friendly forces and, on one occasion, crash-landed his flaming aircraft at Kimpo Airfield. Although severely burned during this action, he subsequently returned to his command and skillfully directed his squadron in attacking hostile troops which had completely encircled our forces at the Chosin Reservoir. Cool and courageous throughout each attack, Lieutenant Colonel Wyczawski inspired his officers and men to maximum efforts in achieving outstanding success in both shore and carrier based operations. His professional ability, superb leadership and exemplary devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards reflect great credit upon Lieutenant Colonel Wyczawski and the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: December 22, 1950 - March 10, 1951

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Marine Fighter Squadron 212 (VMF-212)

Division: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helen A Wyczawski (1921 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section Q, Site 2291
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Jul 26, 2007
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Col Richard W Wyczawski
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Thank you for your heroic service
- Joe P
 Added: May. 17, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2012

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 Added: Apr. 29, 2012
 
 
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