Anthony Marian Firak

Army of the United States
22 July 1944 - 07 November 1969
Chicago, Illinois
Panel 16W Line 042

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Anthony Marian Firak

17 Dec 1998

Tony Firak, you will never be forgotten.

We all miss you.

3-6, 2nd-28th, Black Lions

Cris Thorne

6 Jul 2004

We were to get off line together. You woke me at 4 AM to say that you had to go out one more time. You never came back.

Ted Kaminski
Cheverly, Md

17 Apr 2007

To my uncle Tony, I'm proud to share your name.

Gregory Anton Firak
E-Mail will be forwarded by the

02 Apr 2008

To my Dear Brother Tony.
I miss you so much.
You will never ever be forgotten.
Thanks for bringing Tommy back to us.

This is an excerpt from an interview with Bishop George Packard.

On the platoon and the Wall:
Nothing has diminished the bravery and the camaraderie of those friends. I know one of those guys is dead. Six or seven of them were dusted off. One guy lost an arm. One guy lost an eye. One kid had a lower bowel wound. A great melancholy sweeps over me because I know how painful it was, particularly losing Tony Firak. I had just left the platoon. I was leaving country. The platoon had this reputation of being very effective in battle, no casualties, or casualties that wouldn't harm. We even had a guy get dusted off, and he came back. Tony was pulling immediate action on an M-60, and those things aren't worth the powder and shot to blow them apart. He sat up, and he got it in the chest. He's on the Wall now.

INTERVIEW: Bishop George Packard, February 14, 2003
2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Reproduced under 17 USC 107

From his brother,
Thomas Firak

A Note from The Virtual Wall

D Company, 2/28th Infantry, lost two men on 07 Nov 1969 - SGT Anthony M. Firak and PFC Gerald D. Johnson of Edgerton, MN.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Thomas Firak

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Dec 1998
Last updated 04/11/2008