Joseph Breski, Jr

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
30 September 1947 - 06 June 1969
Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Panel 23W Line 083

Army Aviator

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals
Joe Breski, taken two weeks before his death in combat.

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29 Nov 2000

We will never forget you, Joe.
Love from your family

20 Aug 2007

Joe: So much time has passed as it has been 38 years now since you left us. I wish so much you could have been here so I could share all the joys in my life, like my family. I have tried to find out as much about those last 2 months and about you, Joe, as I could. I have learned a lot, and I know you would probably be mad at me for spending so much time trying to find out about you, but it was because of how I feel about you. You made such an impression on me, Joe, that I will never forget you nor stop thinking about you. I am so proud of what you became and what you did with your life in such a short period of time, but it makes my heart ache every time I think about losing you and never being able to share things that brothers share. I have tried to live my life as full as possible as I know this would be a dedication of your life that you could not have. I love my family so much that I want to share them with you but I know that I cannot. It makes me sad to think that you will never have the chance to have the joy of having children. They are such a joy that words cannot describe it, and they make me so proud.

Some of the men that you served with, Joe, are now gone from this life. It makes me sad to lose them as well. Whenever I get the chance, Joe, I tell people about you and what you did. I miss you.

Your kid brother,

Harry L. Breski

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Three men from B Troop, 1/9th Cav, died when their UH-1H (tail number 68-15585) was shot down at Katum airfield, 43 kilometers north-northeast of Tay Ninh City:

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his brother,
Harry L. Breski

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 Nov 2000
Last updated 03/31/2008