VIET NAM CASUALTIES - For a complete listing of Viet Nam Casualties, go to ARCHIVES

There are 20 names in this list, which came from a book. The next list has 3 additional names, taken from a Daily Harald article of April, 2000.

Name, Rank, Branch of Service, City, Date of Death, Where, Date of Birth, How killed.

ALLARD MICHAEL JOHN LT NAVY SCHOFIELD WI 30AUG67 N.VIETNAM 12SEP40 HOSTILE,KILLED BNR

BARTHOLOMEW RICHARD D JR SP4 ARMY WAUSAU WI 12FEB69 S.VIETNAM 06MAR49 HOSTILE,KILLED

BERANEK CHARLES SYLVESTER 1LT ARMY MOSINEE WI 14JUN68 S.VIETNAM 18DEC43 HOSTILE,KILLED

HARRIS JACK HAROLD CDR NAVY SCHOFIELD WI 26OCT66 N.VIETNAM 23SEP26 NON-HOS.DIED-OTHER

HASKO RONALD JON PFC ARMY WAUSAU WI 27MAR68 S.VIETNAM 29DEC47 HOSTILE,KILLED

HOFFMAN, LEROY DAVID, PFC, ARMY, ATHENS, 22 NOV 68, S. VIET NAM, 29 JULY 47, HOSTILE-KILLED

KLIMPKE DENNIS LEE SP4 ARMY COLBY WI 15APR68 S.VIETNAM 17OCT46 HOSTILE,KILLED

KOSTROSKI MARVIN DAVID PFC ARMY SCHOFIELD WI 26AUG66 S.VIETNAM 20SEP46 HOSTILE,KILLED *See following story about Marv Kostroski

KRUEGER WAYNE DALE PFC ARMY WAUSAU WI 26MAR68 S.VIETNAM 26OCT47 HOSTILE,KILLED

KRZMARCIK JOHN EDWARD PFC MARINES WAUSAU WI 07JUN69 S.VIETNAM 17MAR50 HOSTILE,KILLED

MANSKE DENNIS RUDOLPH CPL ARMY PINE RIVER WI 12JUN67 S.VIETNAM 24FEB47 HOSTILE,KILLED

MIRACLE GARY RAYMOND LCPL MARINES WAUSAU WI 23FEB69 S.VIETNAM 24JAN49 HOSTILE,KILLED

ORLIKOWSKI, DANIEL JOHN, PFC, MARINES, ATHENS, 07 MAR 67, S. VIET NAME, 06 MAY 47, HOSTILE-KILLED

RINGLE JAMES MYRON PVT MARINES WAUSAU WI 31MAR67 S.VIETNAM 11SEP47 NON-HOS.DIED-OTHER

ROBERTS KENNETH DAVID SSGT ARMY WAUSAU WI 05FEB67 S.VIETNAM 23FEB28 HOSTILE,KILLED

SCHEPP DALE ALLEN LCPL MARINES WAUSAU WI 09DEC69 S.VIETNAM 21AUG48 NON-HOS.DIED-ILL,INJ

TESSMER DAVID LEE CPL ARMY WAUSAU WI 27MAY69 S.VIETNAM 28AUG48 HOSTILE,KILLED

SMITH FRED D SGT ARMY WITTENBERG WI 30MAR69 S.VIETNAM 31MAY49 HOSTILE,KILLED

WOZNICKI DAVID JAMES SP4 ARMY HATLEY WI 07DEC67 S.VIETNAM 08AUG47 HOSTILE,DIED-MISSING

ZWIRCHITZ, DENNIS JAMES, PFC, MARINES, ABBOTSFORD, 16 MAR 68, S. VIET NAM, 04 JULY 47, HOSTILE-KILLED

This story was sent to me by David Rhyner, who was a neighbor of the Kostrowskis. Mr. Kostroski told Dave this story in 1967, as they stood on the Kostroski front porch. His death is listed as "Death by Misadventure" which means he was NOT where he was supposed to be. "Marv is buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery between Rothschild and Mosinee on old Highway 51. He was buried in a closed casket because he was badly burned by napalm, dropped by a Navy pilot. Marv's dad told me the US Navy admitted a Navy pilot had Napalmed Marv and others. It was a hot day and the men sought cover in the shade under a tree, right in the middle of a clearing. A Navy pilot that didn't find his assigned target was low on fuel and needed to get back to the carrier. He needed to drop all his ordinance before he'd be allowed to land. He picked the tree for a target and dropped everything he had on it. The pilot landed and was told he had just burned 12 GI's to death with napalm. He went insane and was discharged. After many trips to a mental hospital, the pilot killed himself rather than continuing to live with what he did. The investigation laid no blame on the pilot. He never saw the men and they were not where they were supposed to be. Death by misadventure is what they called it."

This is a list of casualties from the Viet Nam War, taken from an article published in the Wausau Daily Herald of April 30, 2000.

Michael Allard, 1967, Schofield

Richard D. Bartholomew Jr., 1969, Wausau

Robert M. Beck, 1969, Aniwa

Charles S. Beranek, 1968, Mosinee

Jimmie R. Harries, 1968, Spencer

Ronald J. Hasko, 1968, Wausau

Leroy D. Hoffman, 1968, town of Bern

Walter J. Jahns, 1968, Wausau

Terrance E. Kohlbeck, 1968, Stratford

Marvin D. Kostroski, 1966, Schofield * see above story

Wayne D. Krueger, 1968, Wausau

John E. Krzmarcik, 1969, Wausau

Wayne Lendeman, 1969, Wausau

David Madison, 1967, Rib Mountain

Gary R. Miracle, 1969, Wausau

Larry H. Oertel, 1967, Stratford

Daniel J. Orlikowski, 1967, Wausau

James M. Ringle, 1967, Athens

Kenneth Roberts, 1967, Wausau

Dale A. Schepp, 1969, Wausau

David L. Tessmer, 1969, Wausau

Gene W. Wilk, 1968, Schofield

David J. Woznicki, 1967, Schofield

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