Bishop Skip BaranowskiSpecialist Four
D CO (RANGER), 151ST INF RGT, 2 FIELD FORCE
Army of the United States
24 November 1945 - 08 July 1969
Cortland, New York
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Bishop Baranowski and I attended Cortland Jr.-Sr. High School together in the early 1960's. I first met him when we joined the Cortland High School track team as ninth graders. He was a talented runner and shared pole vaulting duties with me. We were members of Tuxis, a high school fraternity sponsored by our local YMCA. I got to know him well as we practiced pole vaulting, traveled to and from track meets and participated in Tuxis activities. Bishop was a very pleasant person to be around. He had a quick smile and was accepting of all. He was a bright, fun loving, conscientious and highly active member of our class.
Bishop projected an emotional strength and level of maturity beyond his years. Although well mannered and even-tempered, he was tough and resilient to his core. I had great respect for him as a person who did what was right when it needed to be done. Given his impressive character traits, it was no surprise to me that his military career in Vietnam was one of great valor.
What a privilege to have shared life with such a fine person ... What a shame that privilege was extinguished through such tragic circumstances.
From a friend,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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