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Corp Stephen James Lukasiewski

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Corp Stephen James Lukasiewski

  • Birth 1 Jul 1945 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 1965 Trung Tin, Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot Section D, Lot 108
  • Memorial ID 69089087

Stephen the son of Stephen B. and Helen G. Lukasiewski of Ellington CT enlisted in the US Marine Corps on November 1, 1962 in Hartford CT. He was assigned to Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On December 18, on the last leg of its long trek to their destination units of the 2d Battalion encountered the last heavy resistance near the village of Ky Phu in Tam Ky District. The Viet Cong allowed Company G, the lead unit of the column pass through Ky Phu before opening up with a heavy volume of small arms fire on the column. Thinking it was an enemy force of snipers, Company F was ordered to advance, as they passed through the eastern edge of the village enemy mortars where heard and began to drop on H&S Company in the open rice paddies.

Two Company's of the Viet Cong's hard-core 80th Battalion attempted to enter the gap created between Company F and H&S Company approaching the village to split the Marine units. The battle between the opposing forces raged on for several hours until the enemy were beaten at their attempt to destroy the Marines and retreated into the darkness of the night, leaving one hundred and four of their dead on the battlefield. Regrouping in a defensive perimeter, the Marines evacuated their dead and wounded comrades.

One of the many Marine casualties was Cpl Lukasiewski who died as a result of hostile rifle fire.

Casualties: H&S Company

Melvin Lawrence Frontella
Vernon Edward Holland
Donald Dean Karlin
Joseph Elwin Nimiroski
Jack Shivley Swender
Ernest Felipe Losoya Died of Wounds
William Vance Moss Died of Wounds

Casualties: Company F

Stephen James Lukasiewski
Fred Albert Tryon Jr.
Michael Clay Halstead Died of Wounds

Casualties: Company G
Ronald William Porter
Federico Silva


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 29 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69089087
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Stephen James Lukasiewski (1 Jul 1945–18 Dec 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69089087, citing Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .