|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1945, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 1970|
Long An, Vietnam
In Memory of….. Sp4 Wladislaw "Walter" Kaus.
*** Company B, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
WLADISLAW KAUS - Army - SP4 - E4
Date of Birth Mar 12, 1945
From: BAYONNE, NJ
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Mother, Helen (Born April 20, 1908 and Died Nov. 7, 1992 in Hudson, NJ. at the age of 84 yrs.) and Father, Stefan (Stephan) Kaus ( Born 1903 Died 1960). He had two sisters, Sally and Emily.
***** I Will Always Love You, Dear Uncle...I Miss You!
I was only 3 years old when my dear Uncle Walter was called home to the Lord. I remember being hoisted into the air with loving arms, seeing a handsome, kind and smiling face, and feeling a pure and protective love emanating from him. Through time and space, I still feel that love. Walter was a wonderful son, brother and brother-in-law. His sweetheart never got to marry him, and his friends never got to grow old with him...we all suffer for his loss. God bless you, dear Uncle. Thank you for being my Guardian Angel.
Love & kisses, "Patty"
***** When we received our orders after boot camp you said you had a, "bad feeling about going into the infantry." I went into the medical corps but never left the states. I was always hoping that we could meet again. "I know we will." God Bless You and Love You, my Army buddy. I always pray for you.
***** When I was a young boy, my uncle owned a wholesale candy business (Prospect Wholesale and Confectioners) in Bayonne, NJ. Wladislaw, or Walter as we knew him, worked for my Uncle. I remember him as a happy-go-lucky sort of guy with a crooked smile. My family moved to the Jersey shore in 1968, and that Summer, Walter came to visit us. My last memories of him was smiling and trying to fix his car that had broken down in front of our house. A few years later the news came of Walter's death. My Dad, a WWII vet who was wounded at Normandy took the news pretty bad. The magnitude of what his death meant didn't hit me until many years later, as I grew up, and came to understand what Vietnam was. I often think of Walter, and wonder what ever happened to his Mom and sister. I'm only sorry I don't know where he is buried. But, he is always in my prayers.
SP4 - E4 - Army - 9th Infantry Division
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 6, 1969
Casualty was on Apr 13, 1970
In LONG AN, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered
Panel 12W - Line 132
On April 13, 1970, Sp4. Walter (Wladyslaw) Kaus was killed in Vietnam while on a military mission near the Cambodian border.
He became the 22nd Bayonne resident to die in Vietnam.
A telegram informing his family of his death from Maj. Gen. Kenneth G. Wickhorn stated Kaus' death was caused when "a mine placed by a friendly force detonated."
Sp4 Kaus received his basic training at Fort Dix and served for brief period in Washington before being sent overseas.
Walter (Wladyslaw) Kaus was born in Germany on March 12, 1945, to Helen and Stephan Kaus. He had two sisters, Sally and Emily. The family immigrated to the United States in 1950, in Pittsfield, IL, and came to live in Bayonne, NJ, in 1953. His home of record is Bayonne, NJ. Walter attended the Mt. Carmel School and the Technical Division of Bayonne High School where he was interested in sports, watching all the games on television and frequently going to the bulkhead to play sports. He was employed by Jerry Kubis, a local contractor, and Prospect Wholesale & Confectionary, which was located on East 22nd Street in Bayonne.
Kaus was drafted into the US Army in May 1969 and received his basic training at Fort Dix. He was then stationed in Washington for a short period before being sent overseas. He attained the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4) and arrived in Vietnam in November 1969.
Kaus was killed on April 13, 1970, while on a military mission close to the Cambodian border. A telegram informed his family of his death. It stated that death was caused when "a mine placed by a friendly force detonated."
According to a newspaper article, Kaus' sister, Mrs. Emily Tanksley said that her brother wrote frequently, usually twice weekly - to her mother and herself. Mrs. Tanksley said her brother was very interested in sports, watching all the games on TV and frequently going to the bulkhead to play sports.
Sources: John Oltarzewski (friend), newspaper clippings and NJVVMF
My name is Sheila Tartaglia, and Walter was my uncle. This is the first time I've seen this site, and I am very moved! I remember when he worked at the candy store, as he would sometimes bring me candy bars. He was a sweet, loving uncle, and we all miss him very much. He enjoyed watching the ballgame, and driving us around on Sundays in his Chrysler New Yorker. I remember him singing with the radio as the sun was shining in the blue sky overhead. I was only six when he died, but I still remember him.
When we learned of his death, our family was devastated. I remember his military funeral, the rounds of artillery being fired from rifles, the folding of the flag that had covered his coffin. We threw roses upon his casket as it was being lowered into the ground. I can still see my rose slipping from the side of his casket and falling into the earth beneath it.
I believe my Uncle Walter is now our Guardian Soldier, keeping us safe as we continue our lives on this earth. I like to read the letters he had sent from Vietnam, and I keep one letter in its red, white and blue air mail envelope sitting on top of a shelf, as though it had arrived just yesterday. This keeps my memory of him alive, and brings me comfort. His letters were filled with love, and they are a joy to read. He was a remarkable person, a loving uncle, brother, son, brother-in-law, and friend. I am proud to be his niece.
Dear Uncle Walter, we will always love you!
Stefan Kaus (1903 - 1960)
Helen Kaus (1908 - 1992)
Holy Cross Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: Robert Fowler
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55667896