Cwiok, Frank John


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 63C – General Vehicle Repairman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary (Korea) Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 14-Apr-1944

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Marital status: Married to Sun C. Cwiok

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Jul-1965

Start of tour: 21-Feb-1970

Incident date: 19-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 19-Mar-1970

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Accident. Other accident. Other Accident.
Frank John Cwiok was at base camp on bunker guard.  Hit by fragments from frd mortar round during H&I firing.  Admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, at 0500 hrs place on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list 19 Mar 1970 at 0615 hrs and later expired.  Incident occurred 19 Mar 1970 at 0330 hrs.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 819 907

Place of interment: Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Illinois, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 020 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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