|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1945|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1970|
Gia Dinh, Vietnam
NOTE: Many thanks to Find A Grave member mourninglory for the fine headstone photo for Lt. Faculak. Also, thanks to her for steering me to the correct cemetery.
Gary J. Faculak served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve during the Vietnam War. He was killed in the explosion of a bomb in Saigon, South Vietnam on December 16, 1970.
He was from Boyne City, Michigan.
He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
MILITARY RITES MONDAY FOR BOYNE GI KILLED IN WAR
A full military funeral is planned Monday for First Lt. Gary Faculak, 25, at the Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Lt. Faculak, a member of the United States Army Reserves was killed December 17 when an explosion, believed set off by a VC terrorist, occurred at the Horne Hotel in Saigon, where he was billeted.
He was born in Petoskey July 14, 1945 and was a 1963 graduate of Boyne City High School. He also graduated from North Central Michigan College and Central Michigan University, in Mt. Pleasant. He entered the service November 13, 1969 and went to Vietnam September 13 of this year.
He married the former Connie Fay Kline, in Lansing October 25, 1969. She is a medical technician, now residing in Lansing.
Besides his wife, Connie, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ray (Leona) Snider, of Lansing; a brother, Roger, of Boyne City; a half-sister, Leonida Snider, of Lansing, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles Ploughman, of Boyne City.
(From the PETOSKEY NEWS REVIEW, Petoskey, Michigan, Thursday, December 24, 1970
GARY J. FACULAK
1 LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
Age: 25 - Race: Caucasian - Sex: Male
Date of Birth: July 14, 1945
From: Boyne City, Michigan
Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Married
His Tour Began on September 13, 1970
Casualty was on December 16, 1970
In Saigon, Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Hostile, Ground Casualty
Other Explosive Device
Body Was Recovered
Vietnam Memorial: Panel 6W Line 124
1945 --- 1970
LOVE IS LOVE FOREVER MORE
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Oct 14, 2010
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