Paskowicz, Donald


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 31B – Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 4-Sep-1947

Hometown: Greendale, Wisconsin

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 16-Aug-1966

Start of tour: 3-Apr-1967

Incident date: 15-Jul-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Jul-1967

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Donald Paskowicz died as a result of metal fragment wounds received while a passenger in a military vehicle enroute to repair a bridge.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
MAJ Donald Jack Crocker
MSG Everett August Herritz
PFC Harry Allen Kelly
PFC Donald Paskowicz

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23E 077 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)