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Corp Craig Alan Sysak
Birth: Nov. 30, 1951
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1971
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Fallen Hero of Vietnam War

Corporal Craig Alan Sysak, age 19
A Battery, 377th Artillery Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Army of the United States
30 November 1951 - 09 January 1971
Home City San Pedro, California
CRAIG ALAN SYSAK is on the Wall
at Panel 05W Line 036
Honored be his name

On 09 Jan 1971 an OH-6A light observation helicopter (tail number 67-16239) of A Battery, 377th Artillery, launched on a recon mission in Quang Tri Province (formerly Called Trung Phan). The aircraft was crewed by
CW2 Gordon Lee Wirth, Jr, pilot;
Cpl Craig Alan Sysak, crew chief; and
SP4 David William Lilley, observer.

While operating at low altitude and slow speed, both necessary for visual reconnaissance, the OH-6 was engaged by enemy gunners and shot down about 3 kilometers northwest of the artillery base at Gia Linh. All three crewmen were killed.

MORE DATA
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Posthumous Promotion to Corporal
Start Tour: Monday, 10/26/1970
Casualty Date: Saturday, 01/09/1971
Religion: Roman Catholic

Source
http://www.virtualwall.org & US Gov records

California Birth Index
Name: Craig Alan Sysak
Birth: 30 Nov 1951 at Los Angeles Co.
Mother's Maiden Name: Thomas 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter S Sysak (1920 - 1981)
  Delores Thomas Sysak (1921 - 1984)
 
 Sibling:
  Craig Alan Sysak (1951 - 1971)
  Mark Andrew Sysak (1953 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Moonlight Terrace, 168, C
 
Maintained by: GreenHills Stones Callin...
Originally Created by: Warren Weimer
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
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Corp Craig Alan Sysak
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- Jeff
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013
This light shines to honor the life and sacrifices made by Corporal Craig Alan Sysak. When his country called, he gave his all. Honored be his name.
- GreenHills Stones Calling
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
 
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