LCpl Ryan J. Kovacicek

LCpl Ryan J. Kovacicek

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Jul 2005 (aged 22)
Iraq
Burial McMurray, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 28164372 · View Source
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Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek of Avella, Pennsylvania attended John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Washington before moving on to Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh, where he lettered in hockey. He continued to play hockey after enrolling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was in his third year of study pursuing a degree in criminology. He had enlisted in the military in 2003, two years after he graduated from high school. Kovacicek arrived in Iraq in March and had been expected to end a tour there in October. He represented a second generation of service to the Marines. His father, Joseph Kovacicek Jr. of Washington, is a veteran of the Vietnam War. His passions included golf, skiing, hockey and making people laugh. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Deceased are his maternal grandmother, Barbara Krajacic; and his paternal grandfather, Joseph Kovacicek. Ryan died while engaged in combat with the enemy in Hit, Iraq at age 22.

Marines
3rd Battalion
25th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division
Marine Forces Reserve
Moundsville, West Virginia


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 9 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28164372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Ryan J. Kovacicek (28 Apr 1983–10 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28164372, citing Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, McMurray, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .