Andrew Joseph Duszynski

Army of the United States
14 July 1949 - 22 February 1970
Munith, Michigan
Panel 13W Line 043


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Andrew Joseph Duszynski

15 Mar 2005

"This is My commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down one's life for his friends."
John 15:12-13

You laid down your life for your family, your friends, and your country. You will forever be loved and respected.

When I see old black and white photographs of the family I see your picture. You were so handsome; you had those deep Duszynski eyes; I can tell you were loving and kind.

If you see Grandma in Heaven give her a kiss for me. I know she lived the rest of her life missing you, and yearning to see you in Heaven. Now I do the same for both of you! Until we walk the streets of Heaven, you are forever in our memories and hearts!

From a niece.
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08 Jan 2007

I believe this is the Andy Duszynski I was in basic training with at Fort Knox, Kentucky during April, May and June of 1969. We were assigned to Delta Company, 4th Battallion, 8th training Brigade.

We arrived for basic training approximately 24 April 1969. Andy, our friend Bill Fackelman and about 6 other friends copied our dog tag information on a paper and we were going to use it to get together after our term of service and see how fate had treated us. I have misplaced the paper but I will try to find it in case his family wants it.

I remember Andy as a dark haired young man who wore glasses and who was a bit on the skinny side, but it has been 38 years ago. I have tried to located him numerous times but I had mispelled his name as Drusinsky! I found his name today on ths website and as amazing as it sounds, I was devastated! I remember Andy as always smiling and very friendly. I served with about 100 men in my basic training company and yet I only remember two names, Andy and Bill. Isn't it remarkable that someone is so special that they remain in your mind 38 years later? I have missed Andy all these years and I miss him even more now. Closure shall remain elusive all my days.

From a fellow soldier,
Tom Curry

25 Jan 2007

Andy and I were born 2 weeks apart and lived all of our lives less than 50 miles from each other in Michigan. We were both drafted in April 1969 and were assigned to the same basic training company at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Andy was a soft spoken, polite young man and I was a hoodlum yet we found a common bond and became friends.

After basic I stayed at Ft Knox for training as a clerk and Andy went to Fort Polk, Louisiana for infantry training. After this traning, I went to jump school and then was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC, where I spent the rest of my two years. Andy went to Vietnam and served with the 196th Infantry Brigade until his death on 22 February 1970 at Quang Tin, South Vietnam.

Andy and I had lost touch after basic and I have looked for him all these years, but I had mispelled hbis name as Druzinsky. Last week (January 2007) I was looking at the Virtual Wall web site and found his name! I cannot express the loss I feel even 38 years later.

It is hard to understand how fate could be so kind to me and so hard on Andy, mostly because he was clearly the better man.

Isn't it remarkable that someone is so special that you remember them clearly after all these years?

From a friend,
Thomas Curry
2521 West Coon Lake Road, Howell, Mi 48843


Two young men on a soldier's path, strangers but a day before:
Reluctant youth to the bugle's call, when called by Rome for a soldier's chore:
Cast adrift by the winds of fate, then friendship found by words unsaid:
The soldiers path, a road unknown, sometimes brothers are made not bred:

The path divided in such short time, one found saftey in easy reach:
While the other sharpen his soldier's sword, and bravely stepped inside the breech:
The Reaper's smile was shown to one, while on the other he placed his hand:
One had years to live in peace, while the others fate was soon at hand:

Decades later upon a wall, the fallen soldier's name was found:
Heartfelt tears were shed that day, to know the prince had lost his crown:
The battle site was not well seen, but to know the soldier is to know the fight:
And so I say to you good friend, Goodnight sweet prince, sweet Prince...goodnight:

Written in Remembrance of Andrew Duszynski
By his friend Tom Curry
January 2007
Howell, Michigan

03 Jul 2007

Andy, you were my big brother and I still love and miss you.


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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Mar 2005
Last updated 02/14/2008