Daniel Edward JureckoSpecialist Four
281ST AHC, 10TH AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
19 August 1948 - 08 May 1968
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Daniel Edward Jurecko was a 19 year Crew Chief flying a combat aviation mission in South Vietnam when the UH-1 helicopter he was flying in was shot down. Daniel was flying with James Dayton, pilot, George Condrey III, pilot and Robert Jenne, Door Gunner. Daniel's body was not recovered. The loss of Daniel and his fellow crew-members was felt by each member of the 281st Assault Helicopter Company and they shall not be forgotten.
You Are Not Forgotten!!!
The time has passed and new generations spring up in the family. We are all raised with your life as a memory. I grew up with a photo of you on the wall of my Mom's house. You watched me grow up and have seen my children grow from that place on the wall.
I now have my own version of that photo on my own wall. My wife knows you, my friends know you, and through a patch I wear on my vest many other people have gotten to know you as well!! I ride with the Patriot Guard Riders as a memory to those who loose loved ones on behalf of the current war. If you were here, I feel that you would ride with us. On my vest in memorium, you do anyway.
Thank You for standing with your fellows in combat and laying your life down for the freedoms that we Americans hold so dear. Rest In Peace, your memory lives on in the family you came from.
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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 2001
Last updated 11/14/2010