George Edward Kottyan

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
02 December 1946 - 01 November 1968
Garden City, Michigan
Panel 39W Line 001


Army Aircrew

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for George Edward Kottyan

30 Jul 2008

Dear George,

You were a quiet and bright "Garden City Kid" who I went to school with from K thru 12th Grade. At Garden City High School you were an accomplished athlete on the varsity football team and after graduation went to Valparaiso University. My friend Van (Spike) and I attended your wake and we both could not believe we had lost you. George, you made the ultimate sacrafice and that, "I will never forget." May you rest in peace, my friend.

Don Woodside
E-5 Long Lines Battalion North
1st Signal Brigade
N726 Ridge Road, Walworth, Wisconsin 53184

A Note from The Virtual Wall

SP4 George Kottyan was wounded on 23 Sep 1968 when his Huey, UH-1B tail number 63-08735, was shot down about 14 kilometers south of Ha Thanh airfield. He was evacuated to an Army hospital in Japan where he died on 01 Nov 1968.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Don Woodside
N726 Ridge Road, Walworth, Wisconsin 53184

Top of Page

Virtual Wall icon

Back to
To alpha index K
MI State Index . Panel 39W
123RD AVN BN Index

With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Jul 2008
Last updated 08/09/2008