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LCpl William Allen Nosek

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LCpl William Allen Nosek

  • Birth 22 Sep 1946 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 1967 Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
  • Burial Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section 8,Block S,Lot 16,Grave
  • Memorial ID 44554216

LCpl Nosek#2232173
MOS:2531 Field Radio Operator

William was born and raised in Chicago.The
only child of Lucille Jagielski and Alex Nosek.
He graduated from Lane Tech High School,
where he played on the football team.For a
big guy he was quiet.
William was drafted and sent to the Marines.
Upon arriving in Vietnam he was assigned to
Battery Golf,3rd Battalion,12th Marine
Regiment,3rd Marine Division.
The company had incoming enemy mortar fire
while in a defensive position.William received
fragmentation wounds and was medevac.
Later,he was medevac out of Danang Naval
Hospital to the USAF Hospital,Clark Air Force
Base in the Philippine Islands.
William died as a result of multiple fragment-
ation wounds to his back and chest,which
resulted in shock and septicemia,sustained
1 July 1967 from hostile enemy fire.
William was single and served his country for 1
year,5 months and 14 days.KIA#15,181.
Tour of duty unknown.
He was 20 years,10 months and 13 days old.
Survived by his parents;Alex E & Lucille Nosek
of 1917 N Leavitt,Chicago,IL.
His uncles and aunts;Stanley & Maude Nosek,
and Edward & Ann Nosek of Chicago,IL.

Funeral services conducted by the Drabanski
Funeral Home,with Mass held at St Mary of the
Angels Church.

Son of Lucille Jagielski and Alex Nosek.

Field Radio Operator.

United States Marine Corps

Awarded Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

"Not as lean, not as mean, but still U.S. Marines"

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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: KPM
  • Added: 19 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44554216
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl William Allen Nosek (22 Sep 1946–4 Aug 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44554216, citing Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .